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Rintoul, David
Clarkslegal LLP

Mead, Patrick
Carter Newell


Author: Sadie Pitman

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) tells us that, in order for a local planning authority to come to a decision on a planning application, applicants should describe the significance of any heritage assets that will be affected by the application and local authorities should assess the significance of said affected heritage assets (see paragraphs 189-190).

Read more: How Should we Categorise "Harm" to Heritage Assets in the UK?

The past year has flown by, with new projects underway and many developments in technology leading to changes in the way construction companies do business. However, main contractor insolvency has remained at the forefront of industry news. We take a look back at a few highlights in this article.

Read more: Construction: Looking Back at 2019

Whether there is to be a no-deal exit from the EU or an agreement providing for exit over an extended transition period, there is no doubt that leaving the EU will be disruptive to construction projects.  The very nature of the construction sector – discrete projects giving rise to varying workloads, as well as (generally) low profitability – means that it has been difficult for the sector to plan for Brexit in any detail.

Read more: Construction Projects - Practical Planning for Brexit

Author: Sadie Pitman

Our specialist planning lawyers look at an amendment to a regulation designed to speed up the delivery of housing. The Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 ("the Amendment Regulations") came into force on 1 September 2019 but what can you take from it?

Following Keith Lancaster's blog post, written in anticipation of the Amendment Regulations this July, we can now look more closely at the changes imposed by the Amendment Regulations.

Read more: Community Infrastructure Levy Update

Authors: Margot King and Samantha Gou

Project Development Agreements (PDAs) are often used in urban regeneration and other development projects; they allow the government landowner to keep control of the precinct development and allow the developer to defer payment and land acquisition. Their implementation over the project lifecycle means that clauses will be tested, as will the relationship between the parties. It is important that the PDA is carefully negotiated and drafted to avoid pitfalls during project implementation.

Read more: Standing the Test of Time: Top Ten Tips for Project Development Agreements