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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


Planning - Pre-NPPF housing figures
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • May 29 2014

In Gallagher Homes Ltd v Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council 2014, the claimant's sites for housing development were placed in the green belt in


'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


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


Validity of a "tailpiece" on a planning condition
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • March 15 2012

Planning conditions often have words at the end of the condition which seek to allow the planning authority some control over the future regulation of the terms of the condition


Elizabeth Eley v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and another
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • May 7 2009

We are grateful to No 5 Chambers for providing their Practical Note on which this summary is based


Landlord and tenant - is a tenant entitled to refuse to complete a lease if vacant possession of a small part of the demise cannot be obtained?
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • July 22 2010

The developer had a building lease of a site on which it was to develop seventy flats, with commercial space underneath


Wrongful use of power to designate a conservation area
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • February 17 2011

Local planning authorities (LPAs) are under a duty to determine which parts of their area are of "special architectural or historic interest the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance" when designating conservation areas


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


Mr Beesley's barn
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • May 18 2011

The Supreme Court has again overruled the Court of Appeal on a planning matter and on this occasion made some interesting comments about public interest