Planning and Environment

Features and opinion

  • 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

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    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

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