Welcome to the November issue of our Planning, Environment and Property newsletter.
We decided to delay it slightly to pick up on COP26 and, as hoped, the final receipt of Royal Assent for the Environment Act 2021 on 9 November 2021. Stephen Tromans QC provides an immensely helpful summary and insight into COP26 and what may come next. Ruth Keating has over the past 3 years been watching, commenting on some of the clauses in the Environment Act and now provides a run-down of what is there with some useful highlights. In addition, we have contributions from across all our practice areas in this edition – aside from the articles on the Environment Act 2021 and COP 26 we have an important article co-authored by Marion Smith QC, Joe-han Ho, Philippe Kuhn and Ruth Keating on the recently introduced Practice Direction 57AC (previously published on Chambers’ Commercial, Construction and International Arbitration Blog). Finally, Philippa Jackson highlights a number of recent planning decisions which may be of interest to practitioners.
Christmas festivities are almost upon us so do please look out for our special edition next month.
You can read this month’s newsletter HERE.