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5 February 2024

Biodiversity Net Gain to go live in February

Statutory Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) will go live on Monday 12 February 2024. We consider what you need to know...

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12 January 2024

What are your compensation rights if your property access is altered by public works and compulsory acquisition?

The accessibility of land is a key factor to its value and development options. Therefore, when public works impact or...

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11 January 2024

Changes to building regulation and planning enforcement time limits

Did you know that the time limits for breaches of building control have now changed - and are about to...

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6 December 2023

The levelling-up of the planning system and the regeneration of town centres

The Levelling-up and Regeneration Act 2023 recently came into law. This is a landmark piece of legislation which the government...

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28 November 2023

Increased planning application fees – how will they affect you?

On 6 December 2023 planning application fees will significantly increase by between 25% - 35% depending upon the type of...

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30 October 2023

Spotlight on… Gemma Dudley

This month, we shine the spotlight on Gemma Dudley, Partner in the Planning, Highways and Environment team. 1. What type...

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26 October 2023

The new 2031 cut-off date for historical public rights of way. What should landowners be doing now?

You may be aware that the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CRWA) introduced a provision for a cut-off...

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4 October 2023

Neutralising neutrality?

Nutrient neutrality has been a concept firmly on our radar in certain parts of England and Wales since 2018. It...

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30 August 2023

What if your practice has no planning permission?

A surprising number of commercial properties in use by the healthcare sector do not have planning permission for the current...

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29 August 2023

S106 planning obligations – lessons from the NHS contribution cases

The legal tests for planning obligations in section 106 agreements have been recently examined in two similar court cases. These...

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