Planning

Recommendations from the Rosewell Review – how can planning appeal inquiries be made quicker and better?

Author: Lisa Bazalo, Associate (New Zealand), Planning, Real Estate, London A publication that has caught the attention of many in the industry this week is the government-commissioned ‘Independent Review of Planning Appeal Inquiries.’ The review, chaired by economist Bridget Rosewell … Continue reading

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Real Estate EP5: The future of planning – Matthew White and Ghislaine Halpenny in conversation

British Property Federation (BPF) director of strategy and external affairs, Ghislaine Halpenny, sits down with Matthew White, partner and head of UK planning, to discuss planning, its ever-changing nature and the direction it is taking. Also published on the BPF … Continue reading

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Back to Basics: Housing Need and Delivery

  Author: Charlotte Dyer, Of Counsel, Planning, Real Estate, London From 25 January 2019 (although see here for our commentary on the ambiguity surrounding the actual date), local planning authorities must use the new standard methodology for assessing housing need set … Continue reading

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Deadline for examination of plans under the old NPPF – 24 or 25 January 2019?

Author: Charlotte Dyer, Of Counsel, Planning, Real Estate, Herbert Smith Freehills This Thursday is 24 January 2019, a hotly anticipated date in the planning world because this is the date referred to in the revised National Planning Policy Framework (“NPPF”) … Continue reading

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Proposed changes to permitted development rights and use classes – impact on developers and landlords

Authors: Fiona Sawyer, Professional Support Lawyer,  Kate Wilson, Professional Support Lawyer and Frances Edwards, Senior Associate, Real Estate Two key themes of the Budget on 29 October 2018 were increasing the supply of housing and improving the health of high … Continue reading

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Affordability, viability and clarity – the impact of valuation on supply of affordable housing

Author: Fiona Sawyer, Professional Support Lawyer, Planning, London Viability is at the heart of the extent to which private developers can be expected to bridge the gap between demand for and supply of affordable housing. In April this year, in … Continue reading

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Affordable Housing Back to Basics: What do the new NPPF and Draft London Plan modifications mean for affordable housing?

Author: Charlotte Dyer, Of Counsel, Planning, Real Estate, London This blog post explores how the meaning of affordable housing has evolved following the publication of the revised National Planning Policy Framework (“NPPF”) on 24 July 2018 and the Draft New … Continue reading

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Revised National Planning Policy Framework—will it fix the housing market?

This article was first published on Lexis®PSL Planning on 9 August 2018. Will the government’s new planning rulebook deliver on its promises? Robert Walton, barrister at Landmark Chambers, says the new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) is a step in … Continue reading

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Impact of revised National Planning Policy Framework

The revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was published on 24 July 2018. This post considers what difference it will make – in terms of the impact on developers, whether the government’s aims will be achieved and how soon its … Continue reading

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Real Estate Podcast EP2: Highways – dedication, adoption, maintenance and stopping up

In this podcast, Herbert Smith Freehills associate Martyn Jarvis explains the difference between dedication and adoption of a highway, what a duty of maintenance of a highway involves and what stopping up is.

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