Legal Updates

In this edition we look at how the Supreme Court's judgment in respect of the duty to give reasons in planning decisions is being applied, changes to the CPO regime and policy changes.

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2018 already looks set to be a year dominated by policy overhaul
For his first Spring Statement, Philip Hammond promised that there would be no surprises.  He was true to his wordLUCY THOMAS, PARTNER

Challenge to the Mayor of London's Affordable Housing and Viability Review

At the end of last year, a consortium of developers (including McCarthy & Stone), launched a judicial review challenge in respect of the Mayor of London's Affordable Housing and Viability Review.  The initial application was refused on the papers in January, but the developers have now submitted a renewal application which, we understand, will be heard along with the substantive issues, at a hearing in May.  If this timetable is adhered to, judgment should be handed down in time for our Summer update.


1. As a result of provisions in the Housing and Planning Act 2016 and the Neighbourhood and Planning Act 2017 coming into force.

2. The Compulsory Purchase (Inquiries Procedure) (Miscellaneous Amendments and Electronic Communications) Rules 2018 and the Compulsory Purchase of Land (Written Representations Procedure) (Ministers) (Miscellaneous Amendments and Electronic Communications) Regulations 2018.

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