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Biodiversity Gains - Hierarchy Snakes and Ladders

United Kingdom - December 1 2020 This blog joins some of the dots in our Natural Capital blogs series by considering how the Environment Bill’s biodiversity net gain (BNG)…

“Gaping hole”: an unreasoned departure

United Kingdom - October 19 2020 In a judgment handed down on 2 October 2020 the Court of Appeal held there was a “gaping hole” in an examiner’s report which failed to explain the…

Measure What You Treasure - Biodiversity Net Gain Measurement and Enforcement

United Kingdom - September 8 2020 The last blog in our Natural Capital series summarised the biodiversity net gain (BNG) framework in the Environment Bill (the Bill)- particularly…

Biodiversity Net Gain Delivery Routes

United Kingdom - August 18 2020 This blog continues our Natural Capital series, including the planning-related provisions of the Environment Bill 2019-21 (the Bill). The last blog…

Working with Planning Reform: Part 2

United Kingdom - August 13 2020 The abolition of section 106 agreements could mean losing the benefits that they can bring, as well as the perceived problems. Cutting back their role…

Working with Planning Reform

United Kingdom - August 11 2020 The Government has published its long awaited White Paper Planning for the Future. The much talked about wide and sweeping reforms to the planning…

Has the High Court ended the ‘Housing with Care’ Use Class debate?

United Kingdom - August 5 2020 The decision of Holgate J in Rectory Homes Limited v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. Case Number: CO/4682/2019…

Gain Starts With Recovery

United Kingdom - August 4 2020 This Natural Capital series of blogs explores the implications of the emerging Environment Bill 2019-21 (the Bill). Our initial blog highlighted the…

Natural capital - Change is Coming

United Kingdom - August 3 2020 The Environment Bill is emerging back into the daylight having survived the General Election. Slow burning changes in how we value Natural Resources…

Listing Needs to be Urned - Guidance on what is a building for the purposes of “listed building” designation

United Kingdom - July 15 2020 The Supreme Court’s judgment in Dill v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government and another [2020] UKSC20 confirms the…