Planning and Environment

Features and opinion

  • Right to light: House in shadow of towerblock

    Let there be light

    2020-09-02T00:00:00+01:00By

    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

    2020-06-09T00:00:00+01:00By

    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

    2020-06-09T00:00:00+01:00By

    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

    2020-03-10T00:00:00+00:00By

    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

  • 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

Find out more about planning and environmental law

The Law Society's Planning and Environmental Law Committee provides updates on law and practice - including through a regular e-newsletter - and reviews and promotes improvements in planning law, practice and procedure

Find out more

.
Property Section renewals

Benefits of Membership*

The Property Section will provide you with support, advice, networking opportunities and enable the sharing of best practice with peers.

The engagement programmes have been created in consultation with the Section Committee and run from November to November each year.

Download our 2018-19 engagement programme

Download our 2019-20 engagement programme

The engagement programme is updated throughout the year and highlights our key areas of focus and the range of activities that will address these areas including: a conference, regional events, magazines, newletters and podcasts.

*See Section terms and conditions

Join today