4th June 2019

How will Recreational disturbance Avoidance and Mitigation Strategy (RAMS) Payments Impact Residential Developments?

Under the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017 (commonly referred to as the Habitat Regulations) a Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA) is required for land use plans and…

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8th October 2018

Ellisons’ Construction and Development Briefing Highlights Cautious Outlook for Region’s Property Market

A new survey of property professionals undertaken at our first Construction and Development Briefing, has shown that 57.4% of respondents are more cautious about the sector now than…

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27th March 2017

Town and Country Planning (Permission in Principle) Order 2017

Legislation has been introduced in relation to ‘permission in principle’, which is a new route for obtaining planning permission for housing-led development introduced by the Housing and Planning…

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23rd March 2017

Copyright in Planning Documents

The recent judgment in Signature Realty Ltd v Fortis Developments Ltd & Another 2017 confirms that there is no ‘carte blanche’ right for a purchaser to use planning…

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21st December 2016

How to object to planning applications

If you are affected by a planning application you may decide that you wish to object. However, objections need to be based on valid supporting reasons if they…

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10th November 2016

New procedure for discharge of planning conditions

When a planning permission is granted it is often approved with conditions governing matters that need to be discharged before the development can be commenced together with other…

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8th November 2016

Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Regulations 2016 coming into force on 31 October 2016

The Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 requires relevant authorities, which include district councils; county councils in England and London borough councils, to keep a register of individuals…

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17th October 2016

Confiscation of unlawful profits made from breaches of Planning Law

While many people know that local authorities can take enforcement action in respect of breaches of planning control, not everyone is aware that a breach of planning requirements…

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4th August 2016

Letting and Managing Agents update

On 12 May 2016 the Housing and Planning Act 2016 received royal assent, this act brings in a number of changes to the private residential letting sector, aimed…

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7th June 2016

Court of appeal ruling in relation to affordable housing on small sites

Government policy for small housing sites to be free of obligation to provide affordable housing or other 106 tariff style contributions, has been upheld by the Court of…

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