Posted: Author: Peter Kershaw

More planning reforms announced … further devolution to the Regions expected … and significant supply-side economic reforms unveiled. How will you be affected by today’s Spending Review and Autumn Statement?

The Government today published its joint Spending Review and Autumn Statement and there are a number of key impacts on planning and development to be aware of. The Government has announced significant supply side reforms to the economy: Section 106 – The government will bring forward proposals for a more standardised approach to viability assessments,… Read more »

Posted: Author: Huw Miles

Appeal to common sense

As widely reported the Court of Appeal has cleared the way to allow solicitors to offer clients flexible services.  Known as “unbundling”, this allows clients to choose to use a solicitor in a limited way.  This might be to save costs or simply because a client is perfectly capable of understanding and dealing with much… Read more »

Posted: Author: Peter Kershaw

Govt. announces devolution of significant strategic planning powers to Liverpool City Region and the West Midlands. What does the future hold for strategic planning in your Region?

Greg Clark, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, yesterday confirmed in a Written Statement to the House of Commons that the Government has reached landmark devolution agreements with Local Authorities in the Liverpool City Region and in the West Midlands. Both agreements will give Local Authority leaders far-reaching new powers and enable… Read more »