Planning and Environment

Features and opinion

  • Gavin Le Chat

    Plan ahead


    In the final article in his series on the property development process, Gavin Le Chat looks at the planning process

  • Anna Russell-Knee

    Unplanned events


    The government’s new planning white paper proposes significant changes to a planning system already changed by the pandemic. Anna Russell-Knee provides a personal perspective on the current planning system and the proposals

  • Right to light: House in shadow of towerblock

    Let there be light


    As the government further loosens planning restrictions to aid economic recovery, David Manda provides a timely reminder on rights to light, and what developers can do to avoid costly litigation and potential changes to their developments

  • Listed property

    The black list


    Making unauthorised changes to listed buildings or scheduled monuments can carry significant penalties, Beth Harries explains. How should you advise clients looking to buy a property which might be affected?

  • Planning obligations

    Building blocks


    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

  • Watercourse - house by river

    Clear water


    If you are acting for a buyer of a property on a water course, do you know the rights they might have, and the liabilities that might arise? Richard Bagwell outlines the principles

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