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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Housing Land Supply – continuing conflict and some judicial clarity

Housing land supply, and in particular planning authorities’ obligations at all times to maintain an effective 5-year supply, continues to be a source of tension and dispute between developers and authorities.

This tension partly arises out of the fact that calculating and evidencing supply, and how the relevant policies should operate, are not very well understood. Add to this that Scottish Ministers withdrew their draft advice on how housing land supply should be calculated, and it is no wonder conflicts have ended up in court.

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Burness admin

Don’t let undertakers bury your housing development

There’s no getting away from the fact that building a residential development is often a lengthy process that requires the involvement of lots of stakeholders. However, it’s absolutely vital that a site is appropriately serviced so house purchasers have access to everyday services such as electricity, gas, drainage and sewerage.

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Burness admin

Power (of Attorney) play: Tackling concussion head on

With the 9th edition of the Rugby World Cup kicking off in Japan on 20 September, rugby union will soon be thrust squarely into the lens of the media spotlight for the tournament’s six weeks duration. In recent years media and public attention has increasingly been focussed on the issue of concussion in rugby due to a number of enforced and early retirements. 

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LChalmers