Building Safety Bill – Reforming the development landscape

The post below was first published on our Real Estate blog. As we outlined in our previous blog on the Building Safety Bill this significant piece of legislation will effect a wholesale change to the planning and construction regime for residential developments, with a focus on increased accountability for all of those involved in the … Read more

Published – Revised NPPF and National Model Design Code

The post below was first published on our Real Estate blog In February, we wrote about the government’s consultation on proposed revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and the National Model Design Code (NMDC), raising concerns which were echoed by many others about the incorporation into national planning policy and guidance of a … Read more

Upcoming building safety deadlines – RPDT consultation and Planning Gateway One

The post below was first published on our Real Estate blog Back in April, we wrote about a consultation on a new proposed tax on residential property developers, the Residential Property Developer Tax (RPDT). This consultation closes on 22 July 2021, so there is still time to respond. Developers of certain types of high-rise residential … Read more

Making places beautiful – draft revised NPPF and National Model Design Code

The post below was first published on our Real Estate blog. On 30 January 2021, MHCLG published for consultation revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and the new National Model Design Code. The consultation closes on 27 March 2021. The proposed revisions to the NPPF in part respond to the final report of … Read more

High streets or housing? Time to decide

The post below was first published on our Real Estate blog. On 3 December 2020, MHCLG published a consultation proposing “measures to support housing delivery, economic recovery, and public service infrastructure”. The proposals have potentially very significant impacts. The government has demonstrated that it is prepared to move quickly following such consultations, frequently adopting measures … Read more

“Land for the Many” – potential future land reform under a Labour government

The post below was first published on our Real Estate Development blog A report commissioned for the Labour Party entitled “Land for the Many” has been published, proposing radical changes to the way that land is used and controlled in the United Kingdom. It makes many recommendations which are described as “proposals to the Labour Party” to … Read more