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This article will focus on the proposed reforms to judicial review and cost-capping orders, which will affect planning and environmental matters.
Town and village greens — a delay in rectification of a wrong registration is not immaterial download
On 5 February 2014, the Supreme Court heard a joint appeal of two cases with different facts, but with the same issue to be decided.
The Environment Agency has launched its electronic duty of care system, developed as part of the government’s ‘Red Tape Challenge’.
Building for the future download
A significant social issue is the lack of housing in the UK, and particularly the fact that an insufficient number of new homes are being built to meet the needs of the growing population.
A court was recently asked to consider the enforceability and extent of two restrictive covenants preventing specific activities in respect of development.
An improving economic outlook has seen activity in the construction industry steadily increasing, culminating in eight months of growth to the end of 2013.
Do you get what you pay for? Reasonable non-reliance clauses defeat misrepresentation claims download
Lloyd v Browning confirms that a seller’s liability for misrepresentation can be excluded by the terms of the contract provided that the exclusion clause is fair and reasonable.
Overriding interests have been a hot topic recently, due to the fact that as of midnight on 12 October 2013 their overriding status was lost.
The Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 amended the Commons Act 2006 to prevent registration of land as a town or village green once a ‘trigger event’ occurs.
On 4 December 2013, the government published the latest version of the National Infrastructure Plan, which was referred to by the chancellor in his Autumn Statement the following day.
HMRC has updated Notice 700/56 (the Notice), sections 2 and 17 of which refer to LPA receivers.
Planning for renewable energy download
The UK is under pressure to harness more renewable energy. How does this interact with local planning considerations?
The Buckingham Gateway litigation is a rare, but valuable, example of a party getting away with what could otherwise have been a very costly mistake in reliance upon incorrect assumptions.
The Town and Country Planning Act enables local planning authorities to take steps requiring land or buildings to be cleaned up if their condition is deemed to adversely affect the amenity of the area.
Important legislation introduced at the end of May 2013 saw the relaxation of rules relating to when planning permission is required for certain changes of use.
Legislation is now in effect that brings section 15 of the GIA into force as from 1 October 2013...
The new Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 contains wide-ranging implications for landowners and developers.
Walker Morris recently acted successfully for an interested party in the refusal of two separate applications for judicial review.
The finalised text of the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 as passed is now publicly available to view.
The Growth and Infrastructure Bill has finally been agreed and received Royal Assent as the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013.