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The Housing and Planning Bill changes the process by which acquiring authorities can exercise their CPO powers.
Proposed Sections 96 to 100 of the Housing and Planning Bill slightly modify the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (PCPA) and the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.
Temporary permitted development rights have enabled offices to be converted to residential use without having to apply for planning permission.
A fascinating insight into the relationship between the local government department and planning policy...
If retailers are told they can open for longer, what issues might they face? The obvious problem is localism, says Shoosmiths…...
This is the second article on sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) and looks at options for maintenance.
With post-floods guidance, developers may experience delays in planning applications.
This first of two articles will deal with rights of way belonging to others.
Changes have the potential to affect how developments moderate their impact through the use of Section 106 obligations.
A significant judgment for both developers and local planning authorities, although the court did not go as far as to state that monitoring fees would be unlawful in all instances.
Shoosmiths will report on and register all of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s landholdings following a tender process.
On 4 December 2014 the Law Commission published its final report setting out its recommendations to reform the law concerning rights to light.
The government has announced measures intended to give further protection from demolition and development to those public houses which are considered to be of most value to local communities.
The government has published a response to its consultation on improvements to the planning application process...
In the past five years planning promotion agreements – also known as land promotion agreements – have become popular with both landowners and developers as an alternative to option agreements.
We want to obtain a closure order and then use the new absolute ground for possession under the ASBCPA 2014. Does the tenancy agreement have to state the new ground before we can do this?
Service of a formal notice to complete in a plot purchase should not be entered into lightly — there are cost implications and practical considerations.
Shoosmiths has advised real-estate investment trust McKay Securities on the acquisition of a £8.75m mixed-use leisure scheme in Woking.
Shoosmiths has advised client Citygrove Securities and subsidiary Albemarle Developments on the major redevelopment in Telford’s town centre.
On a transfer of part of a site, complications can arise if the rights that are to benefit the land sold are not adequately addressed.