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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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More on the new power to override easements and other rights: Section 203 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016

Author: Matthew White, Partner and Head of Planning, London In the September edition of 'Property in Practice', the Law Society's Property magazine, Matthew White, partner and head of planning at HSF, examines the new power to override easements and other … Continue reading

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Tenants and prescriptive rights to light: five tips for developer landlords

Author: Matthew Weal, Associate, Real Estate Dispute Resolution, London It is of course open to landlords to grant their tenants express rights to light as leasehold easements.  Similarly, an easement of light in favour of a tenant may be implied … Continue reading

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Now in force: Replacement section 237 procedure for overcoming rights of light (along with other new provisions under the Housing and Planning Act 2016)

Authors: Matthew White, Partner and Head of Planning and Lucy Morton, Professional Support Lawyer, Planning, London Replacement section 237: Yesterday (13 July), the new provisions allowing local authorities to override easements and other rights (including rights to light) came into force, … Continue reading

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Light Obstruction Notices: Part of the Developer’s toolkit?

Author: Julia Tobbell, Senior Associate, Real Estate Dispute Resolution, London Rights to light have had a fair deal of attention in development circles recently, with the state of play post-Coventry v Lawrence somewhat uncertain.  One potential weapon in the developer's … Continue reading

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Abolition of section 237 procedure for overcoming rights of light

Authors: Matthew White, Partner and Head of Planning, Real Estate, London and Lucy Morton, Professional Support Lawyer, Planning, Real Estate, London Section 237 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 gives local planning authorities powers to override easements and … Continue reading

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