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Please join us for our upcoming webinar with Iona Silverman, our London IP & Media Partner. The one-hour webinar will focus on how our planet is facing an environmental crisis, putting huge political and consumer pressure on all businesses to be as sustainable as possible. This is a hot topic for the UK regulators, and […]

An article discussing how local authorities in England can create habitat banking mechanisms to assist developers in achieving their mandatory biodiversity net gain requirements for new developments under the town and country planning regime. Reproduced from Practical Law with the permission of the publishers. For further information visit This article considers the opportunities for […]

Summary The previous Court of Appeal decision in the Hillside Parks Ltd case has caused considerable difficulties in practice, particularly on large developments, for the common practice of lodging “slot-in” planning applications to change parts of the development. The Supreme Court has now issued its landmark judgment on the issue. Merioneth County Council granted planning […]

Summary From 1 October 2022, the Eurasian Beaver will be afforded further legal protection in England as a European Protected Species (EPS) under changes to the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017 (Habitats Regulations). The Eurasian Beaver will also receive further legal protection through some changes to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (WCA […]

The Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill was introduced into Parliament by the Government on 11 May 2022 with the purpose of ‘transforming struggling towns and cities, supporting local leaders to take back control of regeneration.’ Below we discuss what we consider to be the key planning changes in the Bill and their implications. Legal Update National […]

The white paper published in February 2022 proposed the Government’s new plans to end the ‘geographical inequalities across the UK’ with planning and infrastructure playing its part to addressing the issue. The Queen’s Speech delivered on the 10th May confirmed the proposals to be brought into law and policy on planning and infrastructure. Below we […]

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