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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 Read More

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 Read More