Property update: coming up in 2013


On the 5th of December, George Osborne delivered his Autumn Statement to the Commons, with little Christmas cheer. The Chancellor confirmed that growth forecasts were to be revised downwards and the national debt was taking longer to reduce than anticipated. With such a paucity of cockle-warming news, the government’s legislative programme for 2013 has assumed even more importance, and will have significant property law implications. This article takes a look at a few developments in the pipeline for 2013.

Last month, the Growth and Infrastructure Bill had its second reading in the House of Commons, and is expected to become statute by April 2013.

Perhaps the Bill’s most controversial reform is the plan to allow applicants for planning permission in ‘underperforming’ local authorities to apply directly to the Secretary of State. How an authority will be deemed to be underperforming is largely unknown at this stage, but it could be encouraging for applicants to have the option to bypass inefficient councils…

If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the rest of the Goodman Derrick briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below.

Click on the link above to download briefing.

Sign in or Register to continue reading this article

Sign in

Register

It's quick, easy and free!

It takes just 5 minutes to register. Answer a few simple questions and once completed you’ll have instant access.

Register now

Why register to The Lawyer

 

Industry insight

In-depth, expert analysis into the stories behind the headlines from our leading team of journalists.

 

Market intelligence

Identify the major players and business opportunities within a particular region through our series of free, special reports.

 

Email newsletters

Receive your pick of The Lawyer's daily and weekly email newsletters, tailored by practice area, region and job function.

More relevant to you

To continue providing the best analysis, insight and news across the legal market we are collecting some information about who you are, what you do and where you work to improve The Lawyer and make it more relevant to you.

News from The Lawyer

Briefings from Goodman Derrick

View more briefings from Goodman Derrick

Analysis from The Lawyer

View more analysis from The Lawyer

Overview

10 St Bride Street
London
EC4A 4AD
UK
http://www.gdlaw.co.uk

Turnover (£m): 12.80
No. of lawyers: 46