Planning, Environment & Property Newsletter - March 2017

Welcome to the March 2017 edition of the Planning, Environment & Property newsletter.

This month's newsletter includes a range of topical articles which are likely to be of interest to planning, environment and property practitioners

The first article is written by Stephen Tromans QC and Justine Thornton QC. It sets out the main environmental issues which have tended to crop up alongside major infrastructure projects. The paper discusses HS2 and Crossrail 2, the proposed Heathrow Expansion and Nuclear Newbuild. All of which are likely to be grabbing the headlines for the next few years.

The second article by Marion Smith QC reviews three recent first instance decisions which illustrate the approach which the Courts are adopting to the conditional grant of permission to change your expert witness at Court and in particular the broad approach to any disclosure condition.

The third submission is by Victoria Hutton and discusses two recent Court decisions on both the statutory and common law duties to give reasons for grants of planning permissions.

Finally, we have included a very thorough briefing paper prepared by five members of 39 Essex's PEP team: Peter Village QC, Richard Harwood QC, James Strachan QC, Ned Helme and Philippa Jackson. The briefing note provides readers with almost everything one needs to know about the Government's recent Housing White Paper.

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