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Short Read :  Permitted Development. Upward extensions. The rules.

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The Government has introduced several new permitted development rights to allow upwards extensions to various existing properties including houses and commercial properties. The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) (No.2) Order 2020 will come into effect on 31 August 2020 and is the second phase of the… Continue reading →

What’s the use? Use Classes Order changes: September 1

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The Government has proposed the most radical shake up to the planning use classes since the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 was introduced. The Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020 come into effect on 1 September. A new Class E (commercial, business and… Continue reading →

COVID-19: Planning permissions: Deemed discharge.

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At this critical time, when Local Planning Authorities (“LPAs”) are contending with the fallout from the COVID-19 crisis, the deemed discharge provisions introduced in 2015, to reduce delays in the planning process are a valuable mechanism to secure approval of planning conditions without having to wait for a condition discharge… Continue reading →

COVID-19: Delays: Joint Ventures & Development Management Agreements

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Sometimes a joint venture  arrangement between a developer and an equity investor will involve both a development management arrangement and a bespoke joint venture agreement of some sort. We deal with both aspects. In Part I, we deal with Development Management Agreements. In Part II we deal with Joint ventures… Continue reading →

COVID-19: Advice to Landlords and Tenants

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We have already seen landlords and tenants working together in positive and collaborative ways to keep business moving and to minimise the impact of the current crisis. We all await further news of potential legislative intervention to assist the property sector and will be ready to offer guidance with the… Continue reading →

PDR extension brings confusion

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Making office-to-residential permitted development rights permanent creates fresh uncertainty for lenders and insurers Developers up and down the land were breathing a sigh of relief after the announcement on 13 October 2015 of the government’s intention to extend office-to-residential permitted development rights. Insurers, meanwhile, were not quite so quick to… Continue reading →