Related insights: Developers

Building safety - the story so far

16 Jun 2021
Changes to building safety aren't just about cladding. They're about creating a thread of responsibility for safety throughout a building's life. This guide is a comprehensive overview of building safety and the story so far.
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Planning for the Future - building back better?

11 Nov 2020
The Government's consultation on the "planning system of the future" closed on 29 October 2020. For a white paper, the consultation document contained a remarkable number of proposals for a reworked planning system for England. Many of the proposals are ambitious and would require primary legislation though some fundamental aspects of the system would remain.
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Changes to CIL, S106 agreements and provision of affordable housing

24 Aug 2020
The Government's White Paper on its proposed changes to the planning system was released earlier this month to much excitement in the planning and development world, which it is reasonable to say, has had its fair share of #PlanningReformDay's over the decades since the introduction of the Town and County Planning Act 1947.
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WBD wins Legal 500 award for real estate

16 Jan 2020
Womble Bond Dickinson has been recognised for its expertise in Real Estate in the 2020 Legal 500 awards – winning the Real Estate Firm (outside London) of the year. The Real Estate award covers expertise in commercial property, construction, planning and environment, property litigation and social housing. 
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The Telecoms Code: a genuine intention to redevelop?

12 Jul 2019
There has been a steady stream of new Telecoms Code cases coming out of the First Tier Tribunal. The latest considers how the genuineness of a site provider's intention is to be assessed when the site provider seeks to prevent an operator accessing land on the ground of the site provider's intended redevelopment.
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WBD advises Linden Homes on two new land acquisitions

03 Dec 2018
WBD has advised housebuilder Linden Homes, who is set to build hundreds of new homes in North, South and East Yorkshire; on two major land acquisitions. Linden Homes recently announced the new site purchases through its Linden Homes East Yorkshire's land division.
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10 years of the Planning Act: get involved in a new study

25 Oct 2018
Ten years on from the introduction of the Planning Act 2008, and the Development Consent Order (DCO) regime, Barton Willmore, Copper and Womble Bond Dickinson are launching a study to capture what we have learnt, assess how fit for purpose the existing system is, and explore how it can evolve to meet the fast-changing needs of UK Plc.