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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

What does the new Insurance Distribution Directive mean for NHBC’s Buildmark Cover?

The Insurance Distribution Directive (the “IDD”) came into force on 1 October 2018. For many people, whether in the housebuilding sector or not, this particular piece of legislation probably hasn’t grabbed their attention.

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Scottish Ministers’ Dairy Decision Lactose Material Planning Considerations

On 23 January 2019 the Court of Session quashed the Scottish Ministers' decision to refuse Graham's Dairy appeal for residential development near Bridge of Allan. 

The decision provides useful guidance to developers and decision makers as to how Scottish Planning Policy should be applied where there is a shortage in the five year effective housing land supply.  The Court was critical of the Scottish Government’s handling of the appeal and failure to keep its reasoning up to date, describing it as a “somewhat careless approach to decision making”.  

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Community Empowerment - New Rights, New Mindsets, New Thinking?

A few days ago, a community organisation forwarded to me a circular letter issued by the Scottish Government – highlighting the roll-out of further community rights regarding neglected abandoned or detrimental land and (still in train) land for sustainable development.

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