Lucy Smallwood
Posted on 7 Oct 2013

Residential Development & Strategic Land

Help to Buy

The second part of the Help to Buy scheme was due to start in January 2014 but the government has announced that the government-backed mortgage scheme will be launched next week, three months earlier than planned.

Housing Planning Permissions Up 49%

Figures released in HBF?s latest Housing Pipeline report reveal a 49% year-on-year increase in the number of planning approvals for new homes in England in the second quarter of 2013.

Retail to residential use consultation launched

The government has launched a consultation which includes proposals to convert shops and agricultural space into new homes.

News Article

Community Infrastructure Levy? What residential developers need to know.

We highlight the key points relating to liability for CIL and some particular provisions of the CIL regulations and the DCLG Consultation published in April 2013 which are relevant to landowners, developers and promoters of land for residential development.

Town and Village Greens? What is new?

Two key provisions of the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 are welcomed by developers, as they limit the extent to which a town or village green application can be used as a tactic to delay or prevent development.

Securing the promoter's interests under a land promotion agreement

Promotion agreements have become more common over recent years. We look at why security in favour of the promoter should be considered in a promotion agreement, and some of the ways in which this can be achieved

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for 'Property Law Firm of the Year' at the Insider South West Property Awards, taking place on 17 October 2013.