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Contract - can a buyer terminate a contract post-completion where a seller is in breach?
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • January 25 2012

The usual remedy for a breach of contract is damages payable by the defaulting party


Restrictive covenants - how a covenant can be discharged by the death of the original vendor
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • January 21 2011

Where a covenant prohibits action without the consent of the vendor, two questions arise


Planning
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • January 21 2011

In Betterment Properties (Weymouth) v James Carthy & Co, a developer tried to claim that because the highway authority had entered into an agreement under section 38 of the Highways Act 1980, the land included within the red line on the plan attached to the agreement was to be regarded as public highway


Planning - Importance of the officer's report to committee
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • May 29 2014

When the planning committee of the local planning authority is determining a planning application, the planning officer will write a report on which


Planning - the new Planning Court, revised planning guidance, restated green belt policy, and what constitutes a screening opinion
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • March 26 2014

As mentioned in our alert of NovemberDecember 2013, a new and specialist Planning Court is being created. It will open for business on 6 April 2014


'Salami slicing' to avoid environmental impact assessment
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • June 28 2012

Where a development proposal falls within one of the 'Schedule 2' categories in the Environmental Assessment Regulations, the developer must seek a screening opinion from the local planning authority


Planning: environmental impact assessments - implications of recent judgments
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • January 15 2010

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government issued a letter to all chief planning officers in November 2009 in relation to two court decisions which could impact the way in which local planning authorities approach Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs


Developer wins a Town or Village Green case
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • July 20 2011

In the recent history of judicial decisions on Town or Village Green (TVG) matters, this is something of a rarity


Planning - Supreme Court decision finally deals with "as of right" in town and village green cases
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • May 29 2014

One of the early town and village green (TVG) cases dealt with land owned by a local authority and used for many years as informal public open space


Planning - Limitations on planning permissions
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • May 29 2014

Since the "I'm Your Man" case in 1998 (I'm Your Man Ltd v Sec of State for the Environment), it has been settled law that if a limitation is to be