ES Reviews

Trium Environmental Consulting has recently published an excellent article entitled “ES reviews: the good the bad and the disproportionate”. The article outlines good practice in relation to ES reviews, which have grown in frequency and scope in recent years – in particular following the publication of the new EIA Regulations in 2017 and the requirement … Read more

Evolving schemes to reflect changing conditions

As the country continues to recover from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, many developers may now be considering how to change their projects to reflect an evolving real estate sector, whether as a direct result of the pandemic or due to the acceleration of existing underlying trends. Developers may be seeking to vary planning … Read more

The review of judicial review – the report of the Independent Review of Administrative Law and a government consultation

On 18 March 2021, the Independent Review of Administrative Law published its report on reform to the judicial review process in which it made two substantive recommendations and a number of procedural recommendations. The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice agreed with those recommendations and was “also interested in exploring proposals beyond these”. This … Read more

Overlapping planning permissions – webinar with Landmark Chambers

On Wednesday, 10 March 2021, Matthew White and Annika Holden of Herbert Smith Freehills joined Neil Cameron QC (Chair) and Zack Simons of Landmark Chambers for a webinar on overlapping planning permissions. Annika Holden discussed the practical implications of inconsistent planning permissions, while Matthew White considered potential for reform. If you missed the webinar but would like … Read more

Forearmed: A real estate disputes guide to likely trends in 2021 and beyond

The real estate sector is at the centre of the disruption caused by measures to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. Its impact will be profound and its effects will magnify as life returns to normal and the market takes steps towards recovery. In our latest guide “Forearmed: A real estate disputes guide to likely trends in … Read more

Webinar: Overlapping planning permissions – the difficult questions

In a follow-up session to the popular “Varying Planning Permissions” webinar held earlier this month, Herbert Smith Freehills and Landmark Chambers will host a webinar on Wednesday 10 March 2021 from 5pm to 6pm on overlapping planning permissions and the difficult questions arising for developers and planning authorities. We will cover the current state of … Read more

Varying planning permissions – webinar with Landmark Chambers

On Wednesday, 3 February 2021, Matthew White and Annika Holden of Herbert Smith Freehills joined The Rt. Hon. Lord Carnwath of Notting Hill, Neil Cameron QC (Chair) and Zack Simons of Landmark Chambers for a webinar on varying planning permissions. If you missed the webinar but would like to see the recording, please click here. We … Read more

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

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 the Building Better Building Beautiful Commission’s (BBBBC), Living with Beauty, the … Read more