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Time to respond to the Housing White Paper

Author: Matthew White, Partner and Head of Planning, London There is just over one month left to submit responses to the Government's Housing White Paper and Build to Rent consultations. Published on 7 February 2017, the consultation period closes for the Build … Continue reading

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Sky’s the limit?

Author: Helena Thompson, Associate, Planning and Environment, London Almost a month on, we have now all had a chance to consider what the Housing White Paper means for the future of housing. The planning team here at Herbert Smith Freehills have … Continue reading

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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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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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Flooding: Some key considerations for developers

Authors: Julie Vaughan, Senior Associate, Environment and John Buttanshaw, Associate, Environment, London In the aftermath of the extreme flooding of winter 2015/16 the government is currently undertaking a 'National Flood Resilience Review'. This will assess how the country can be better … Continue reading

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Planning Appeals: How to maximise your chances of success

Author: Charlotte Dyer, Senior Associate, Planning, London You've been refused planning permission or it has been granted subject to onerous conditions.  Discussions with the local planning authority about revised proposals have not resulted in an alternative solution satisfactory to all … Continue reading

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More than just bits and bytes: Developing Datacentres

Authors: David Rosen, Partner, Real Estate, London and Alex Wright, Trainee With new technology comes new property uses, and with new uses comes new challenges for developers.  Nowhere is this more aptly demonstrated than in the growing demand for datacentres. … Continue reading

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Permission in Principle and Environmental Impacts (2016 Planning Consultation)

Author: Martyn Jarvis, Associate, Planning, London This Friday (15 April) is the deadline for responses to the Government's 'Technical Consultation on Planning Changes' (launched on 18 February 2016). The consultation sets out the Government's proposals to put flesh onto the … Continue reading

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Review of unviable affordable housing obligations to cease on 30 April 2016

Author: Matthew White, Partner and Head of Planning, London Developers with planning permission for residential development can currently apply to renegotiate affordable housing obligations which have become economically unviable.  However, this review mechanism will cease to be effective on 30 April … Continue reading

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Vacant Building Credit – abolished

In November 2014, the Government published a Ministerial Statement which outlined a policy known as 'vacant building credit' whereby buildings which were empty could be given a credit, equivalent to the vacant floorspace of the building, to be set against … Continue reading

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