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Compulsory purchase and compensation expert joins Walton & Co

Leading specialist in compulsory purchase and compensation matters, Phil Maude has recently joined Walton & Co to complement the firm’s service offering. With over 40 years providing strategic and operational advice in the planning sector and more recently in the … Continue reading

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Where There’s Muck There’s Brass

Thus concluded an article from The Economist dated February 4th 2017 entitled “From pigsties to prime locations”.  The article highlighted the now well known change in the planning regime which allows for the alteration of a range of agricultural structures … Continue reading

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Judicial Review Reform

Following on from our last blog post, with effect from 1 July 2013 the time period for bringing a judicial review (JR) in respect of decisions under the planning acts has been reduced from three months to six weeks after … Continue reading

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Reform of Judicial Review

Last year the Government consulted on proposed reforms of Judicial Review (JR).  The proposals were drive by concern about the use of JR to delay and frustrate plans for growth. The Government published its response to the Consultation in April.  … Continue reading

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Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 – Section 106, Affordable Housing and Viability

Our last blog post briefly outlined the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013, which received Royal Assent on 25th April 2013. One provision of the Act which has come into force immediately is section 7, which inserts new provisions 106BA, 106BB … Continue reading

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Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013

The Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 received Royal Assent on 25th April 2013.  The Act includes various measures aimed at promoting growth and facilitating the delivery of infrastructure.  These include: an option to make planning applications directly to the Secretary … Continue reading

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Revocation of the Regional Strategy for the South East

The Government has published the Order which will revoke the Regional Strategy for the South East (RSSE). The Order will come into force on 25th March 2013 when the RSSE will be revoked with the exception of Policy NRM6 which … Continue reading

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