Planning, Environment & Property Newsletter 28th May 2020

Welcome to this week's edition of our Planning, Environment and Property newsletter.  It has again been a busy week, with our webinar series continuing apace, the publication of our second CIL bulletin (which looked at Reg 55, the new CIL deferral guidance, and how to keep open those options to ensure development fiscal flexibility), along with an update to our online summary of the key documents from the UK's planning and environmental regulators and government agencies regarding their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic[1] in light of the easing of certain relevant restrictions.

This week's edition comprises articles from Richard Wald QC and Gethin Thomas (the latest in our series of articles looking at various features of the Environment Bill); Stephen Tromans QC and Adam Boukraa (on a recent case that looks at the importance of adequate information to underpin screening decisions when considering planning applications for the development of contaminated land); and Celina Colquhoun (on the failure of ClientEarth's challenge to the Drax DCO).

You can read the full newsletter here.

[1] Response from Environmental Regulators and Government Agencies to Covid-19