Planning and Environment

Features and opinion

  • Jenny Woodruff

    Feeling flushed?


    Jennifer Woodruff considers the regulations around septic tanks that property practitioners should be aware of when advising clients

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    Energy efficiency


    Catherine Banton looks at Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) for non-domestic properties, including the key things that landlords need to do with all the changes on the horizon

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    Planning ahead


    In the White Paper ‘Planning for the Future’ 2020 the government proposed a raft of planning changes, most of which were scrapped. Anna Russell-Knee takes a look at the changes that are coming in its place

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    Power struggle


    As more households and businesses are investing in solar technology, Robin Biela asks whether rights of light will ever be extended to solar panels

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    Climate duty of care?


    With climate change threatening millions of UK properties, the debate about whether or not lawyers have a duty of care for clients has come increasingly under the microscope

  • Clare Harman-Clark

    Getting ahead of MEES



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