Welcome to this week’s edition of our Planning, Environment and Property newsletter. This week we feature articles from Simon Edwards (on relief from forfeiture) and Stephen Tromans QC (on UK Energy and the Post-Covid World). Please click here to read in full.
We would also like to draw your attention to our online resource summarising the key documents from the UK’s planning and environmental regulators and government agencies regarding their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, which we launched back in May and have continued to update as lockdown restrictions have begun to ease. We hope that it continues to be useful as a reference resource for those working in the fields as the situation develops. The resource is available here.
Further to the above, our “39 from 39” webinar series continues apace. This week’s episode was entitled “Building back better: CPO procedure and practice in a brave new world”. Keep your eye on our website for future episodes. In addition, Richard Harwood OBE QC’s podcast comes highly recommended, with the next episode scheduled for tomorrow (Friday 19 June). Future webinars and podcasts are advertised and can be booked via this link.
Finally, given its success to date, we are also still running our free “Quarantine Queries” initiative, which was launched successfully in April as a means of assisting solicitors, planning consultants, architects and surveyors who were working in isolation. Our established team of silks, senior juniors and juniors remain available for a 15 minute timeslot throughout the day to take any legal query you may have, whether COVID-19 related or simply any planning, environmental or property query you would like to discuss, but do not have your colleague to ask at the coffee machine, please contact Andy Poyser or Elliott Hurrell to book a slot (contact details here).