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27 July 2018 The new NPPF has finally arrived

The revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) has been published following an extensive consultation period.

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6 March 2018 The housing crisis - PM tells developers to step up and do their bit

The PM has announced plans to target developers who are sitting on planning permissions in a bid to address the ongoing housing crisis.

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1 March 2017 Liability for business rates whilst property being refurbished

With the current publicity over the rating revaluation coming in next month alongside proposed changes to the appeals process, today’s Supreme Court decision will come as a relief to embattled ratepayers.

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29 May 2015 Compulsory purchase reform on the way - but is it enough?

Whilst the Government’s proposed compulsory purchase reforms are welcome, they appear narrow and politically motivated, relating to perceived problems relating particularly to HS2 rather than taking the opportunity to simplify one of the most complex areas of law with statute dating back to 1845 still being operative.

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26 March 2015 Retailers team up to expand 'click-and-collect' services

We’ve already seen some alliances in click-and-collect between individual retailers – remember the tie-up between Ebay and Argos in 2013

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25 March 2015 'Click-and-collect' open to all

As from 15 April 2015, retailers will be able to build new ‘click-and-collect’ facilities, such as covered collection points or lockers, without making a planning application.

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18 March 2015 The Great British pub – an asset of community value

New rules will make it harder for retailers in England to convert pubs into retail space.

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10 December 2014 MPs back controversial reforms to judicial review

The government is pressing ahead with its plans to reform the judicial review process despite opposition from the House of Lords.

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29 October 2014 House of Lords rejects judicial review reform

The House of Lords has rejected the Government’s plan to change the criteria for bringing judicial reviews.

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7 March 2014 Can a skate park be a ‘village green'?

The High Court is today deciding on this very matter.

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