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Planning, the PSED and EIA alternatives

The Court of Appeal has handed down an important planning judgment on the Public Sector Equality and EIA alternatives, writes Charles Streeten. Read more
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  NEWS

September 25, 2020

London borough secures confiscation orders against landlords amounting to hundreds of thousands of pounds

Waltham Forest Council has secured six-figure confiscation orders in two cases against landlords who adapted their properties without seeking appropriate planning permissions – and then refused to revert them to their original structures.
September 24, 2020

Ombudsman raps council which failed to help care users maintain their homes

Hertfordshire County Council has been asked by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman to review its social care practices to ensure it meets its Care Act duties to help people keep their home tidy.
September 24, 2020

High Court judge quashes s.17 Children Act assessment made by council

A judge has strongly criticised a London borough over its handling of the assessment of a family’s accommodation needs.
September 23, 2020

Welsh Government publishes charter on planning and placemaking

The Welsh Government has issued a charter intended to put quality, sustainability and community at the heart of planning.

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September 24, 2020

Planning, the PSED and EIA alternatives

The Court of Appeal has handed down an important planning judgment on the Public Sector Equality and EIA alternatives, writes Charles Streeten.
September 24, 2020

Working with Planning Reform: Part 2

The Government has published its long awaited White Paper Planning for the Future. While we should embrace reform, what are the issues? In the second article in a two-part series the planning law team at Dentons looks at more of the main themes including s.106 agreements, removal of CIL and the consequences for local planning authorities.
September 23, 2020

Extra-Care schemes after the Rectory Homes decision

John Pugh-Smith looks at the potential to avoid further muddle and misunderstanding in relation to Extra-Care schemes, following the High Court's ruling in the Rectory Homes case.
September 17, 2020

Money for nothing?

Catherine Urquhart looks at the background to why sacked employees are chasing interim relief.
September 17, 2020

Working with Planning Reform

The Dentons Planning Law Blog looks at the issues arising out of the Government's proposals for planning reform, including in relation to zoning and affordable housing.
September 17, 2020

Employment law and Covid-19

This Employment guidance note from LexisNexis provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering employment law issues arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.
September 10, 2020

The NPPF and “out-of-date”

The Court of Appeal has handed down a judgment on the meaning of “out-of-date” in paragraph 11(d) in the National Planning Policy Framework. Matthew Fraser sets out the key points.
September 10, 2020

Possession Notices – all change once more!

Alex Loxton sets out the government's proposed changes to the notice periods to be given to tenants when seeking possession of a property.

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September 10, 2020

TUPE and splitting contracts of employment

Can a contract of employment be divided between transferees following a TUPE transfer? Charles Pigott examines a recent ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union.
September 10, 2020

Homelessness application: Interim relief, suitability and housing benefit

Clare Cullen considers a recent High Court decision to adjourn a case considering the suitability of interim accommodation where further information was required.
September 09, 2020

An opportunity not to be missed

John Howell MP and John Pugh-Smith call on the government, in its reform of the planning system, to take steps to promote the use of ADR.
September 03, 2020

Section 106s and the ‘technical traps’ submission – The final chapter?

A Planning Court judge has rejected a council's bid to disapply the pure principles of contractual interpretation to s.106 agreements. John Pugh-Smith explains why.
August 27, 2020

Freehold enfranchisement and local authorities

If the recent Law Commission proposals for the reform of freehold enfranchisement become law, it will be the first significant change in residential leasehold law for nearly 20 years. V. Charles Ward analyses the potential impact on councils.
August 27, 2020

Freehold enfranchisement and local authorities

If the recent Law Commission proposals for the reform of freehold enfranchisement become law, it will be the first significant change in residential leasehold law for nearly 20 years. V. Charles Ward analyses the potential impact on councils.
August 27, 2020

Housing with Care and use classes

Has the High Court ended the 'Housing with Care' Use Class debate? asks Rachael Herbert.
August 27, 2020

Section 106 agreements and outline and s.73 planning permissions

The High Court has considered whether, following an outline planning permission for housing subject to a s106 agreement, section 73 permissions for essentially the same development were bound by the agreement. Christopher Lockhart-Mummery QC analyses the judgment.
August 24, 2020

The 11th hour extension to the possession claim stay

Andy Lane and Tara O’Leary consider the late changes announced by the Government to extend the stay of possession claims beyond the 23 August deadline.
August 21, 2020

Obtaining possession of a secure tenancy

The following LexisNexis Local Government guidance note, produced in partnership with Karl King of Hardwicke Chambers, provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering the grounds on which and steps required to obtain possession of a secure tenancy.
August 20, 2020

Discounted housing and the First Homes scheme

David Perry and Tim Willis examine the government’s latest proposals for mandatory provision of discounted housing through the First Homes scheme; including the classification of this tenure as “affordable housing” in planning policy terms.
August 13, 2020

Act fast to take advantage of the Green Homes Grant

Last week the Government announced the inclusion of local authorities in England within the scope of applicants for the Green Homes Grant. Nathan Bradberry and Maxim Laithwaite discuss how local authorities can get the most out of the scheme.