News and advice for law relating to planning and the environment in England and Wales
We have responded to the Department for Communities and Local Government's technical consultation on the implementation of planning changes.
We have responded to the Welsh government's consultation on changes to the Technical Advice Note TAN 20 on Planning and the Welsh Language.
The Law Society has responded to the government's consultation on proposed changes to national planning policy.
A roundup of notable recent policy developments, appointments and practice guidance and changes.
A roundup of notable recent legislation developments, appointments and changes.
The Law Society's revised Flood risk practice note reflects increased concerns over homes and businesses in flood-prone areas.
The Flood risk practice note has been updated in anticipation of the introduction of Flood Re in April and the recent insurance changes to the CML handbook.
Around 5.2m (one-sixth) of properties in England are at risk of flooding. This practice note advises on flood searches and other means of investigation.
The Law Society has again called for explicit statutory protection for legal professional privilege in its evidence to the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill Joint Committee.
The Planning (Subterranean Development) Bill and the Direct Planning (Pilot) Bill will now be discussed by a House of Lords Committee.
Our accreditation covers all work, including negotiations, disputes and appeals, relating to obtaining planning permission for the erection or change of use of buildings.
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