On 17 July 2014, the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (“ESOS”) came into effect, which implements various elements of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive 2012. ESOS requires companies over a minimum size threshold and some...more
The rules were introduced by the Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1973 (and amended by the Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1983). Under these Acts, use as temporary sleeping accommodation in exchange...more
The UK government are currently inviting responses to the consultation paper issued in May into their proposals to introduce a statutory right of access to underground land (at a depth of 300 metres or below) in England in...more
Some recent changes have been made to the prior approval procedures for these permitted development rights, introduced by Eric Pickles in May last year, to permit the change of use of a building from Class B1(a) office to...more
The latest round of amendments to the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Regulations 2010 have come into force.
Key changes are:
- Phased payment of CIL for hybrid and other multi-phase consents - CIL can be...more
Hot on the heels of the recent dismissal of the High Court challenge by the London Borough of Islington and others into the exempted areas, Nick Boles, (the Planning Minister) has issued a Ministerial Statement in respect of...more
These permitted development rights were announced by Eric Pickles in January 2013 as one of the measures promoted by the government last year to increase the national housing supply. They came into effect in May 2013 and...more
The UK government are currently considering responses to the consultation paper issued last month into their proposals to revise the current requirements relating to planning applications for onshore oil and gas in England....more
These new regulations will come into force on 1 October 2013 and are part of the Government’s proposals to simplify and strengthen company reports....more
“Shale Gas is a resource with huge potential to broaden the UK’s energy mix. We want to create the right conditions for industry to explore and unlock that potential in a way that allows communities to share in the benefits”....more
The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 introduces a number of reforms designed to simplify and streamline existing planning procedures to provide greater clarity for owners and developers of listed buildings or...more
The private right to light is an arcane area of law and which many developers would agree is long overdue for reform. Development schemes can be thwarted by private landowners even after the proposal has passed through the...more
The Government is consulting on further changes to the CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy) regime. CIL allows local authorities to raise funds from developers undertaking new building projects in their area. The funds are put...more
A new office within the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has been formed to oversee the exploitation of shale gas by fracking and other types of unconventional oil and gas exploitation in the UK.
The Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) Regulations 2012 came into force on 29 November, removing the risk of developers being double charged CIL.
These changes are long overdue, as they correct the ridiculous...more