Environment

  • Property Events: A week in tweets

    We hosted our first IPF Next Generation event, featuring a high powered panel discussing the changes on the horizon in the world of proptech, chaired by Julian Carey, Managing Director of C2 Capital.

  • LBS Global Leadership Summit #2015GLS

    As a London Business School alum, I always look forward to the annual LBS Global Leadership Summit as an opportunity to get up to date with some cutting edge business school thinking and this year’s event certainly didn’t disappoint. With the theme of ‘What If? The future of business’ some challenging and thought provoking issues… Read more »

  • HS2 not halted by SEA

    The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed an appeal brought by HS2 Alliance, Buckingham County Council and Heathrow Hub Limited. The three appellants had challenged the Secretary of State for Transport’s decisions relating to the proposed HS2 rail network announced in “High Speed Rail: Investing in Britain’s Future-Decisions and Next Steps”, a command paper released on… Read more »

  • Too much information

    Everyone is entitled to ask for and, subject to exemptions, be provided with all information held by any public body in the UK. Developers should be aware of what information they can lawfully obtain and how to use the exemptions to prevent their own potentially sensitive information leaking to competitors or into the public domain.

  • DEFRA’S pipe dream

    Iceland’s recovery tip, DEFRA’S pipe dream and breaking new ground.

  • Have your cake and eat it too

    The High Court has recently quashed a planning decision of a council which – being in two minds about the environmental effects of a development – decided not to require an environmental impact assessment (EIA) but imposed conditions just in case. The case could benefit developers as councils may now think twice before adding on conditions…. Read more »

  • Take a chancel on me

    The law relating to chancel repair liability is changing on 13 October 2013. From that date, the liability will cease to be an overriding interest and a notice will have to be registered if the liability is to bind new purchasers. The position in relation to land acquired prior to 13 October 201 is, however,… Read more »

  • The forecast for flood insurance

    The Government and the Association of British Insurers (ABI), whose members sell 90% of all insurance in the UK, recently agreed a memorandum of understanding to pave the way for “Flood Re”. This will be a new pooled reinsurance scheme designed to ensure that flood insurance remains available and affordable for residential occupiers facing the… Read more »