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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