Planning

Air quality – further developments this week

Authors: Julie Vaughan, Senior Associate, Environment and Helena Thompson, Associate, Planning and Environment, London There have been a number of developments in relation to air quality since our blog post last week: Revision of the National Emissions Ceilings Directive was … Continue reading

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Important Information for Property Investors: Proposed extension of the ‘no-scheme’ principle for compulsory purchase compensation, to include relevant transport projects from 8 September 2016

Authors: Alexandra Rhodes, Senior Associate, Planning and Matthew White, Partner and Head of Planning, London In September the Department for Communities and Local Government ('DCLG') and HM Treasury issued the Government's response to its consultation carried out earlier this year on … Continue reading

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More on the new power to override easements and other rights: Section 203 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016

Author: Matthew White, Partner and Head of Planning, London In the September edition of 'Property in Practice', the Law Society's Property magazine, Matthew White, partner and head of planning at HSF, examines the new power to override easements and other … Continue reading

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A new “right to a community”? Decision by the Secretary of State not to confirm the CPO for Aylesbury Estate

Authors: Matthew White, Partner and Head of Planning, Real Estate, London and Lucy Morton, Professional Support Lawyer, Planning, Real Estate, London On 16 September 2016, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid, decided not to confirm Southwark … Continue reading

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The end of pre-commencement conditions or just wishful thinking?

Author: Charlotte Dyer, Senior Associate, Planning, London After months of hard work preparing a planning application and engaging in discussions with the local planning authority and other statutory bodies, planning permission has finally been granted.  The team members reach for … Continue reading

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Listed building enforcement: the perils of altering or extending a listed building

Author: Charlotte Dyer, Senior Associate, Planning, London Anyone intending to alter or extend a listed building must pay careful attention to the rules regulating development of listed buildings or they risk severe penalties.  Where such works have been carried out … Continue reading

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Now in force: Replacement section 237 procedure for overcoming rights of light (along with other new provisions under the Housing and Planning Act 2016)

Authors: Matthew White, Partner and Head of Planning and Lucy Morton, Professional Support Lawyer, Planning, London Replacement section 237: Yesterday (13 July), the new provisions allowing local authorities to override easements and other rights (including rights to light) came into force, … Continue reading

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Buildings oversailing a public highway: licence for construction and alterations

Authors: Ben Elkington, Associate, Real Estate and Martyn Jarvis, Associate, Planning, London In this post, we consider the requirement to obtain a licence under section 177 of the Highways Act 1980 for construction of, and alterations to, a building which … Continue reading

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Brexit: some indirect implications for development and planning

Author: Matthew White, Partner and Head of Planning, Real Estate, London There are many briefings on what Brexit means for real estate and I don't intend to repeat them in this blog entry. There are only so many ways of … Continue reading

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Abolition of section 237 procedure for overcoming rights of light

Authors: Matthew White, Partner and Head of Planning, Real Estate, London and Lucy Morton, Professional Support Lawyer, Planning, Real Estate, London Section 237 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 gives local planning authorities powers to override easements and … Continue reading

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