Planning, Development and Public Law

It’s an exciting time when plans start to come to fruition for a new building project, but there are a number of things to consider first. Developments can be controversial, so you will need to consider how you will deal with any enforcement appeals and notices. If you are dealing with listed buildings, there can also be a number of legal issues to negotiate there too.

Our experience and advice to clients in this respect consists of the following:

  • Dealing with Enforcement Notices and assisting in Enforcement Appeals.
  • Assisting with high Court proceedings, appeals in connection with Planning Refusals and Judicial Review proceedings.
  • Planning obligations, section 106 agreements and ancillary documentation.
  • Applications for Certificates of Lawful use and Development.

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Property Trusts are not always the best way to avoid fees – Buyer Beware

There’s been recent media attention surrounding property trusts, sold to people as a promise to “escape legal fees” upon someone’s death. But, all is not as it seems and people should think twice before entering into such an agreement.

The National Planning Policy Framework

Following the Government’s recent Budget announcement, the NPPF came into force on 27 March 2012.

Localism Bill 2010-11 Receives Royal Assent

On 15 November 2011 the Localism Bill 2010-11 was granted Royal Assent.  The Localism Act 2011 will introduce fundamental reforms in many aspects of Local Government.  These will include:-

Neighbourhood Planning Regulations

On 13 December 2010 the Coalition Government presented the Localism Bill 2010-11 to Parliament.

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