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EIA – a new role for the planning system in considering the health impacts of development?

Published on 10 May 2017. By Caroline Bywater, Head of Planning

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A summary of the EIA Regulations 2017 and the consideration as part of the planning application process of a proposed development's likely impacts on human health.

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Reining back from last orders - The Protection of Pubs: an update

Published on 02 May 2017. By Caroline Bywater, Head of Planning

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Provisions in the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 for the protection of pubs, including restrictions on changes of use and demolition, updated from the draft Bill.

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Top Tips for Commercial Tenants – Lease Expiry

Published on 27 April 2017. By Rhiannon Saunders, Senior Associate

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Commercial advice for business tenants approaching lease expiry

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Let there be light

Published on 19 April 2017. By Rhiannon Saunders, Senior Associate and Caroline Bywater, Head of Planning

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The importance of light in WELL Building Standards and how it sits within the context of planning law and rights of light

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Cinema Wars: The Courts Awaken

Published on 10 April 2017. By Caroline Bywater, Head of Planning

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A review of two recent planning law cases relating to cinema schemes, looking at s73 applications and the role of development plan policies in managing competition.

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Permissions in Principle: a brave new planning world?

Published on 06 April 2017. By Caroline Bywater, Head of Planning

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An overview of regulations relating to brownfield land registers and permission in principle including criteria for including land in a register and allocating it for housing development

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MIPIM: 10 things we learnt about you

Published on 31 March 2017. By Caroline Bywater, Head of Planning and Rhiannon Saunders, Senior Associate and Johanna Hall, Senior Associate

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A round up of things we learnt during our first experience of MIPIM week, from what to wear to how to plan your diary and make the most of your new connections

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Engaging with Development – do we always know what we need?

Published on 29 March 2017. By Caroline Bywater, Head of Planning

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Comment on the need for public engagement in the planning and development process, following a ULI presentation on The Well-Tempered City (author Jonathan Rose)

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Rent reductions in Side Letters: do they work?

Published on 29 March 2017. By Catherine Young, Associate

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Rent Reductions, rent reviews, side letters and retail.

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What chance is there for developers railing against Stamp Duty Land Tax

Published on 28 March 2017. By Caroline Bywater, Head of Planning

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After nearly three years of the increased residential Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) rates and almost a year of the SDLT surcharge for additional properties, developers are mounting a call for reform. How successful can this be opposite a government under economic pressure?

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