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There may be good news in store for charities in England with listed buildings and/or buildings of special architectural importance.
Mills & Reeve has advised Trinity College on its acquisition of Dunsfold Park near Cranleigh in Surrey at a total cost of just more than £50m.
Mills & Reeve has acted for existing client O&H Properties on the sale of a development site in Peterborough to Urban Self Build for the delivery of 11 custom-build houses.
Mills & Reeve is a key supporter of a guide published by the Town and Country Planning Association on good practice for communities to look after new places in the long term.
The drafting of planning conditions download
The thorny issue of the drafting of conditions went before the High Court in R (oao) Teresa Sienkiewicz v South Somerset District Council and Probiotics International Ltd.
The close of last year saw the commencement date for section 122 of the Localism Act 2011.
The draft Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) Regulations 2014 are due to come into force in early 2014.
This is not the first time that England has faced social, economic and environmental challenges giving rise to housing need.
The registration of land as a town or village green remains a critical consideration for landowners and occupiers due to the restrictions upon the ability to develop and use the land.
A ‘need’ for golf courses download
The case of R (oao Cherkeley Campaign Limited) v Mole Valley DC and Anr is a very interesting read and provides a useful source of guidance on the meaning of ‘need’.
Housings standard review download
This 10-week consultation runs until 22 October 2013.
Development plan policies: Colman v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government download
This case concerns the way in which local development plan policies should be considered alongside other material considerations in determining a planning application.
This recent High Court case concerned an appeal against a planning enforcement notice.
Reforms to judicial review download
The government is pressing ahead with its proposal to reduce the time limit for filing a claim for judicial review from three months to six weeks in planning law cases.
Changes to design and access statements came into force on 25 June 2013 via the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) (Amendment) Order 2013.
Planning performance — an update download
The government plans to make initial designations of poorly performing authorities in October and to allow applications to be sent to the secretary of state from that date.
Converting offices into flats download
The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) Order 2013 has brought in various new permitted development rights.
In this context the law ignores the ownership of the water and concentrates entirely on the ownership of the land and the rights existing over it.
Mills & Reeve is to act for Blaby District Council in the planning work arising from its recent resolution to grant planning permission for a new community west of Leicester called New Lubbesthorpe.
Many local authorities have come to appreciate the particular financial dynamics of large strategic sites.