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InStep - Higher Education - Spring 2016
  • Eversheds LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • May 26 2016

Welcome to the second issue of InStep for the 2015-16 academic year. This issue comes out just as the Government has published its White Paper


Authority Update 20516 : Planning Policy
  • Bevan Brittan LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 24 2016

The Court of Appeal has overturned the High Court's decision that the Secretary of State's alteration of planning policy regarding planning


The "exclusivity principle" in a planning context
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 27 2011

The Court of Appeal has held that the service of a breach of planning condition notice is a "purely public" act, so the correct way of challenging such a notice is by way of judicial review proceedings


Court of Appeal restores policy exempting small sites from affordable housing
  • Ashfords LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 12 2016

The Government has won its appeal to the Court of Appeal against the quashing of its policy that small sites should not contribute towards affordable


Are housing associations 'public bodies?' The debate continues
  • Ashfords LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 12 2016

Keen followers of social housing news will remember the memorable case of R (Weaver) V London and Quadrant Housing in 2009. Although fact-specific


Making the Right Decision - the Public Sector Equality Duty and Planning
  • Eversheds LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 12 2016

In recent years the importance of paying 'due regard' to the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) when it comes to decisions to reduce or withdraw


Restrictive covenants: can a local authority enforce a covenant preventing development for which it has granted planning permission?
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • April 25 2008

A transfer of land in 2000 between Easington District Council and a private individual contained a covenant not to use the property other than as a coach depot and associated bungalow for residential use


A Lesson in Maintaining Privity: SCC Resolves Dispute over Interpretation of Alberta Agreement
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada, United Kingdom
  • May 12 2016

On May 6, 2016, in Heritage Capital Corp. v. Equitable Trust Co., the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) weighed in on one of the many disputes stemming


Affordable housing and tariff requirements on small sites reinstated
  • Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 29 2015

The High Court in R (on the application of West Berkshire District Council and Reading Borough Council) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local


Illegal occupiers in Scotland - what about their human rights?
  • DWF LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 9 2016

In a recent decision published by the Outer House of the Court of Session, Lord Turnbull has reiterated that the Scottish Courts must give