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Charlotte Lockwood
    • Charlotte Lockwood

    • Associate Solicitor Commercial Property - Newark
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Do I need planning permission to make changes to my garden?

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With summer just around the corner, many people are planning to make changes to their gardens. Some changes might be extensive, including decking, a garden office, fences or a total landscaping overhaul. While you generally won’t need permission to...

Case Review: Stonewater (2) v Wealden District Council: Social Housing Relief, CIL and Section 106 Agreements

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The case of Stonewater (2) Ltd v Wealden District Council [2021] EWHC 2750 (Admin) , is an interesting case which considers some important issues relating to the application of Social Housing Relief under the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010...

How can you obtain confirmation of the lawful use or development of land?

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Establishing the lawful use or development of land can be a tricky exercise particularly, if the property in question has a complicated planning history, or has been used for multiple purposes in quick succession. Our team, of planning specialists can...

Top Tips for negotiating Section 106 Agreements

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Depending upon the type and size of your development scheme the Local Planning Authority may require you to enter into a Section 106 Agreement in order to provide contributions and/or works, which cannot be secured by condition, to mitigate the impacts of...

Community Infrastructure Levy - don't get caught out when seeking retrospective approval!

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Charlotte Lockwood , Associate in our Planning team reviews a recent High Court Decision which held that it was not possible for a developer to claim the self-build housing exemption in respect of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charge, where the...