Running up that Hill(side) – Supreme Court strikes a blow against cakeism

Back in December 2020 we analysed the Court of Appeal’s decision in the case of Hillside Parks Ltd v Snowdonia National Park Authority [2020] EWCA Civ 1440, in which the Court held that implementation of a masterplan pursuant to a 1967 permission was no longer possible due to developments carried out under later permissions (our … Read more

Autumn Budget 2021 – RPDT, business rates and online sales tax

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, delivered his third Budget this week. Many of his announcements confirmed previously announced measures, but added crucial detail, such as the rate and allowance applying to the new Residential Property Developer Tax (RPDT). Our Tax team has produced a briefing which focuses on the new announcements from the … Read more

Sustainable lending in real estate finance

As part of the ever-so-topical environment, social and governance (ESG) agenda, sustainability is becoming a real theme for investors in, and developers of, real estate assets. Sustainability-linked loans and green loans are two of the developing trends that we are seeing in the real estate finance market. In this podcast (hosted by Emily Barry 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