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Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail- getting planning permission in London

London is a world leading city where businesses thrive and more and more people want to live. So why isn’t getting planning permission in London easy? In our view, there are four main reasons: (1) an ever-changing policy framework; (2) affordable housing and viability; (3) under-resourced local authorities and (4) judicial review. Each of these

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Build to Rent – The Mayor’s New Planning Pathway

The Mayor of London has revealed his plans for his “shake up” of affordable housing and viability.  He has published his draft guidance on the topic, which is open for consultation until 28 February 2017. The good news for the Build to Rent (BTR) sector is that the Mayor is keen to encourage growth in

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Goodbye to generation rent?

The government’s penchant for home ownership shows no sign of abating.  First we had the Right to Buy and now Starter Homes is again stealing the headlines. Starter Homes is a new government programme to build low-cost homes for first time buyers who are under 40. Prices are at least 20% lower than the market