Planning and Environment

Features and opinion

  • Down to earth - houses in flood water, with japanese knotweed and an oil drum floating by

    Down to earth

    2019-12-10T00:00:00+00:00By ,

    Caroline May and Courtney Hassall provide a guide to common environmental issues which can affect property transactions, and offer tips for property lawyers to mitigate the risks

  • John Pearce

    Onwards and upwards

    2019-09-10T00:00:00+01:00By

    The government is planning to introduce a new permitted development right for upwards extensions, as part of its plans to deliver new homes. John Pearce outlines the plans and what they might mean in practice

  • anna russell knee 140x96

    Plan of action

    2019-03-12T11:08:00+00:00By

    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

  • Sue Highmore

    The green stuff

    2019-03-12T11:06:00+00:00By

    It is nearly a year since the minimum energy efficiency standard regime came into force. Sue Highmore reflects on its effect on residential clients – including the financial impact – and outlines changes coming into force on 1 April 2019

  • Richard Bagwell

    Mending fences

    2019-03-12T10:48:00+00:00By

    Newspapers are always full of stories of escalating disputes between neighbours. But nuisance doesn’t need to be about noise – as shown by a recent case on Japanese knotweed. Richard Bagwell provides a short guide to remedies for nuisance

  • Japanese knotweed

    A knotty problem

    2018-12-28T10:52:00+00:00By ,

    Japanese knotweed has been back in the news, following a high-profile Court of Appeal case. Michael Draper and Dan Eastwood provide a back to basics guide, including the options for land- and homeowners with Japanese knotweed on their property

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