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We can demystify the planning system for businesses and individuals and help your business to manage environmental risks and develop strategies to limit liabilities, satisfy investors and meet complex regulatory requirements, and make the best of environmental innovation. Our focus is on pragmatic and commercial solutions to all land use and operational issues.
Looking to limit environmental liability in your brownfield site acquisition or sale? Want to keep your project on the cutting edge of environmental sustainability? Developing strategies to comply with new environmental regulations? We help clients manage environmental issues and get the most out of new law and opportunities.
With increasing aversion to environmental risk but where benefits of environmental innovation are widening, we combine legal expertise and an unfussy, commercially-driven approach to limit liabilities and get your deal over the line, help keep your compliance strategy on track, and help realise the benefits of environment-related innovations.
We advise developers, contractors, occupiers, public authorities, consultants, registered providers and individuals on a range of land use and operational issues affecting their property and business of land interests.
Getting the authorised planning use correct is key. Knowing what constitutes lawful operation is vital. Understanding what is, or could be, the authorised planning use for, or lawful operation on, land is key. We provide clear, pragmatic advice and can assist in securing the appropriate consents where required.
We are experienced in the negotiation of statutory planning, highway and utility agreements. We handle appeals, call-ins and compulsory purchase issues.
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HCA Affordable Homes Programme 2015-2018By Leo Stevens
This journal article sets out the criteria for which Registered Providers and other organisations can bid for grant funding to build new affordable homes during the 2015-2018 period.
Why you should be building with golden bricksBy Gillian Bastow
'Golden Brick' is a term commonly used for a way of structuring the acquisition of land for residential property development to mitigate the VAT exposure. It has the effect of reducing the rate of VAT from 20% to 0% - saving you a lot of money if you’re unable to recover VAT.
Area of law: Planning & Environment11th March 2014, 8:00am - 6:00pm, Palais des festivals, Cannes, 64000, France
Shining a light on the UK's planning stasisBy Leo Stevens
In an article for Planning Resource, Leo Stevens discusses Councils' local plans after Cheshire East Council approved plans for more than 1,100 homes on 58 hectares of open farmland after planners advised that the council could not demonstrate a five-year housing land supply, as required by the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).