This is the first entry of our new blog on the Government's HS2 proposals.
A report on when and how changes introduced by the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 will be brought into force.
The Government has recently published legislation that will relax the rules on when planning permission is needed for change of use.
A discussion on the property specific provisions arising from the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 that received Royal Assent on 25 April 2013.
Later this year the legal process for authorising "nationally significant infrastructure projects" will celebrate its fifth birthday.
A report on the outcome of the consultation to review the highway and railway thresholds in the Planning Act 2008
At the end of 2011, after extensive public consultation, the
European Commission published its proposals for simplifying and
modernising the public procurement regime.
A discussion on the moves to reform judicial review time limits and challenges with those to cap liability for costs.
The much anticipated Government amendments to the permitted development regime were put before Parliament on 9 May 2013 proposing some significant changes to the use of buildings without requiring planning permission, although unsurprisingly not in quite as radical a format as originally envisaged.
A report on the recent annual conference of the National Infrastructure Planning Association.
The 'Green Deal' initiative came into force on 28 January 2013, in order to promote the energy efficiency of commercial and domestic properties in the UK.
The Government's latest attempt to reform the planning system to kick start economic growth became law on 25 April in the form of the Growth and Infrastructure Planning Act 2013.
A discussion on the Community Infrastructure Levy, as introduced by the Planning Act 2008, which is a tax on new development.
The Costs Management Pilot Scheme was in effect for 18 months in all Technology and Construction Courts and Mercantile Courts, and ended on 31 March 2013.
A report on the issuing of four separate judicial review proceedings against three recent development consent orders issued under the Planning Act 2008.
For many years the appeal courts have been concerned with determining what character of building is a 'house' for the purposes of enfranchisement rights.
With the current economic climate, landlords are increasingly finding that they have vacant units which they will often wish to secure occupation of on a short term basis, while they market the unit for a longer term let.
A discussion which highlights the main aspects which should be taken into consideration by an organisation or individual who is looking to undertake work in a territory other than in its home.
The construction sector accounts for nearly 10% of the UK economy and the Government frequently emphasises the important role the sector will play in achieving economic growth.