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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Posted in Real Estate News

Flexible Permissions: Change can do you good

Do you have an asset that’s proving difficult to let?  Would you just like to maximise marketability?  A “flexible” or “dual-use” planning permission might be able to help. A flexible planning permission allows occupiers to switch between specified planning uses without the need for multiple planning permissions. The right to switch lasts for ten years

Posted in Planning

A cunning plan to avoid paying CIL?

Some might say that the community infrastructure levy (“CIL”) is just a tax on developers to fund infrastructure, but a recent appeal case showed that it’s also a handy yardstick with which to measure human ingenuity… In an attempt to get out of paying CIL on a scheme in Northamptonshire, a developer argued that its