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Conditions, conditions…

A recent Court of Appeal decision serves as a cautionary tale for local planning authorities – and will no doubt result in landowners dusting down their historic permissions… In 1985 LB Lambeth, the planning authority, granted permission for a DIY retail store at Streatham Vale. The permission was subject to a condition which restricted the

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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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DREAMING OF RETIREMENT …

That’s what we were doing at Property Week’s Retirement Living Conference. As one of the most untapped sectors in real estate we were amazed to hear about the potential for a retirement living explosion. There were approximately 11.8 million people over the age of 65 in the UK in 2016, and this is set to

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HS2: chugging towards its final destination

The government has now issued its formal response to the House of Lords’ special report on the hybrid bill for HS2, issued in December.  Whilst much of this relates to specific petitioners it also includes some important changes to the bill relating to the government’s powers of compulsory purchase, compensation and engagement with landowners. From

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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

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I’m Dreaming of a White Paper…

With an unusually warm 25th December forecast this year, the prospect of a white Christmas looks slim, but with the government’s Housing White Paper due in early 2017, The Year of the Rooster, we’re wondering what we might expect to find when we finally unwrap it in the new year. The Housing White Paper is

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Politics and Property: Jackie Newstead interviews Steven Norris

The political landscape has seen some seismic changes of late. Jackie Newstead, our Global Head of Real Estate, talks to Steven Norris, former Conservative minister and current Chairman of BNP Paribas Real Estate UK and Soho Estates, about the new political agenda and what this means for the real estate industry. In a series of

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Planning a Planning Judicial Review? Better get your skates on!

On 23 April, the Government announced proposals for the reform of the judicial review procedure, including eye-catching plans to slash the time limit for bringing judicial review claims.  This follows the publication of consultation proposals late last year designed to address the large volume of unmeritorious cases whose effect, increasingly, is to clog up the