National law firm Freeths has advised Keepmoat on the acquisition of an historic former Boots factory site in Nottingham. Located on Thane Road, Beeston, the land sits within the 286-acre Nottingham Enterprise Zone and Alliance Boots Campus, which formed part of the health and pharmacy chain’s operational headquarters where it developed and manufactured the Ibuprofen […]
Discussions of “nutrient neutrality” have been all over the media, following Michael Gove’s recent announcement that further proposed amendments were being inserted into the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill (LURB) to help kick start housing development in areas of the country suffering from nutrient pollution. The new proposed amendments to the Levelling Up and Regeneration […]
Join us for our next webinar where we’ll provide an overview of the legal issues surrounding nutrient neutrality and the implications these are having for development across the country. This will include the recent Court of Appeal case “C G Fry & Son Ltd v Secretary of State for Levelling Up Housing and Communities”. Date: […]
The Freeths’ Environmental team are delighted to host a webinar on the current status of marine protection in England and will consider some of the key priorities and next steps for enhancing nature recovery and biodiversity in the marine environment and how this can be aligned with offshore industry growth. Date: Tuesday 3 October 2023 […]
The UK has more than twenty known species of marine mammals (whales, dolphins, porpoise, walrus and seals) in its waters. Some populations of these species are considered to be ‘resident’, which means they are present around the UK year-round, while some are ‘transient’, spending time in UK waters only at particular times of year. Because […]
The recent reports of the Prime Minister and Housing Secretary Michael Gove thinking about the future of nutrient neutrality through further changes to the LURB Bill (see for example ENDS reports 12 July 2023 and 24 July 2023) have got us thinking. True, the housing crisis is not assisted by the nutrient neutrality rules. But […]
This summer the government is expected to publish its response to the consultation on the principles of marine net gain (“the consultation”), which ran from June to September 2022. This article discusses the concept of marine net gain, provides a summary of the principles put forward in the consultation, and considers the next steps in […]
This is a legal course for English Local Planning Authority ecologists / planning officers on Mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain (“BNG”) (and related provisions) under the Environment Act 2021. This day-long course will include case studies. Questions and discussion will be invited and welcomed throughout the day. Join our experts as they provide a focus on […]
Penny Simpson given top accolade as one of the most influential environmental professionals in the UK. Penny Simpson, who leads the Environmental Law team at national law firm Freeths, has been named in The ENDS Report Power List as one of the 100 UK environmental professionals who have made the greatest impact in the past […]
Following our successful initial webinar which covered the BNG regime, join our experts as they provide an overview on the following: Negotiations with LPAs to optimise grant of planning permissions Development plans and EiPs Promoting allocations and planning appeals Considerations for land purchase contracts, options and promotion agreements If you missed the initial session it […]
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