The very latest planning, environmental and regeneration advice is essential for anyone engaging in commercial real estate or residential real estate development. All local authorities are progressing with new policy documents which will shape development in their areas.
Together with national planning guidance and Scottish planning policy, the framework against which planning applications have to be considered has never been more challenging. The proposed Community Infrastructure Levy will further complicate matters in England and Wales as will the roll out of changes to the section 75 regime in Scotland.
But help is at hand and we can cut through the intricacies of planning law and policy to help steer your projects through to a successful outcome. On environmental matters, our knowledge of the regulations and rules means we can help you avoid the penalties for non-compliance.
Planning law affects many aspects of local government activity and our team has expert knowledge at the very highest level of public sector activity. Anyone requiring an understanding of planning law and an insight into the workings of the planning system can also tie their advice into our wider Real Estate department for comprehensive, across the board support on any real estate project.
17th December 2012
The Manchester office of Gateley – the top 50, national law firm – has gained permission for 1.75 million sq ft of mixed-use development and a community stadium in Wakefield, on behalf of its client, Yorkcourt Properties.
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