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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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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

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New Year, New CIL Regs to save £millions

The New Year has started off with a bang as changes to the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Regulations 2010 were laid before Parliament.  The draft 2018 Regulations correct an unintended defect in the current legislation.  The error had resulted in millions of pounds of extra CIL being charged, even where no extra floorspace or change

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Our Top Ten Planning Changes for 2017

Last year was full of surprises (and not just in planning!), so we thought that we would share our thoughts on some of the big planning changes that are due to take place this year. We were expecting the Housing White Paper to be issued yesterday, but heard rumours last week that this was being