Anna Russell-Knee

Anna Russell-Knee is a consultant senior solicitor for Ridgemont Legal Services Ltd and Attwells Solicitors LLP. She has been a member of the Property Section committee since May 2017.

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    Building blocks

    2020-06-09T00:00:00

    Anna Russell-Knee provides a beginner’s guide to section 106 obligations, including their purpose, what to consider when one appears on a local search, and the potential effects of the pandemic on these obligations

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    Plan of action

    2019-03-12T11:08:00

    Last year, the government published a significantly revised version of the National Planning Policy Framework. Anna Russell-Knee outlines some of the changes, and how they will affect clients wishing to develop property now and in the future

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    Forgive and forget

    2018-09-05T00:00:00

    Certificates of lawful development provide a way for property owners to prove the lawfulness of unauthorised development, after a certain period of time has passed. Anna Russell-Knee explains how they work in practice

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    Within reason

    2018-03-06T00:00:00

    Recent case law and regulations confirm that local planning authorities must give reasons for either granting planning permission or refusing to grant it. Anna Russell-Knee explains what this means for those wanting to challenge a planning decision

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    The green light

    2017-09-08T15:48:00

    The government has recently introduced a number of amendments affecting permitted development rights. Anna Russell-Knee outlines the changes

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    Hidden agenda

    2016-12-12T17:20:00

    Concealed development first made headlines in 2011, when Robert Fidler built a mansion and hid it behind a wall of hay bales. Anna Russell outlines the current law around permission for development, including where there is concealment or deception