Sep 25, 2019
Campaigners have launched a judicial review challenge over Folkestone and Hythe District Council’s decision to grant planning permission for development on land adjacent to the Royal Military Canal, a scheduled ancient monument.
Sep 06, 2019
The Government has invited 100 places to develop proposals for a new generation of so-called “Town Deals” under which they could receive up to £25m.
Sep 02, 2019
The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government has published new planning practice guidance designed to “further simplify advice on the CIL regime, helping communities and developers understand what is required”.
Aug 22, 2019
Wokingham Borough Council is looking to appoint a specialist compulsory purchase adviser, lawyer or firm to a £125,000 contract to advise on a key estate regeneration project.
Aug 20, 2019
Law firm Gowling WLG has been appointed as exclusive Official Legal Advisers for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Aug 06, 2019
A High Court judge has dismissed a property investment company’s bid for a declaration of ineffectiveness of a contract entered into by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council for a major regeneration scheme.
Aug 02, 2019
One of three councils that signed gagging orders with Highways England over the Oxford-Cambridge Expressway project has said it will reconsider the issue, and two now oppose the project outright.
Jul 12, 2019
The creation of Local Enterprise Zones (LEZs) has failed to produce significant increases in employment in most areas where they have been set up, new research has found.
Jul 11, 2019
Oxford City Council has become the first local authority to sign up to the Councils for Fair Tax Declaration, which calls on the EU and UK governments to review procurement legislation and support greater powers for the exclusion of ‘tax dodgers’.
Jul 01, 2019
Birmingham City Council and Amey have reached a settlement agreement that will allow the contractor to exit from the £2.7bn Birmingham Highways PFI contract.
Jun 05, 2019
Campaigners against a proposed waste bulking facility in rural Wales have launched a crowdfunding campaign for a legal challenge.
May 15, 2019
Sharpe Pritchard has acted for Southend-on-Sea Borough Council in what is said to be the local authority’s most significant and largest ever regeneration project.
Apr 29, 2019
The City and County of Swansea has successfully defended a claim over its alleged failure to enforce its rights under the building contract for the Liberty Stadium.
Apr 24, 2019
The National Audit Office has published an updated framework for its reviews of major projects and programmes, giving new examples of good practice and lessons learnt from the 140 reports it has completed since 2010.
Apr 16, 2019
Law firm Bevan Brittan has advised North Norfolk District Council on a coastal management project said to be of national importance.
Apr 12, 2019
Tim Care and Melanie Pears look at recent government guidance on applying exclusions in public procurement, managing conflicts of interest and whistleblowing.
Apr 11, 2019
The fact that more than £50m of public funds was spent by the Garden Bridge Trust without producing demonstrable public benefit or impact represented “a failure for charity which risks undermining public trust”, the Charity Commission has said.
Apr 11, 2019
Lawyers acting for campaigners against a Gloucestershire incinerator have said they will press for an early trial of their claim that it was tendered in breach of regulations.
Apr 04, 2019
National Grid has paused work on a landscape enhancement project involving the removal of pylons in the New Forest National Park, saying its decision was “due to emerging complexities surrounding the European regulations designed to protect the natural habitats of protected species”.
Mar 26, 2019
Law firm Browne Jacobson has advised Newark and Sherwood District Council on its plans for a new 66-bedroomed Travelodge in Newark.
Mar 13, 2019
The Cabinet Office has launched a consultation on requiring central government departments carrying out procurements to take account of social impact as part of the award criteria, “where the social impact is linked to the subject-matter of the contract and proportionate to what is being procured”.
Mar 12, 2019
Isle of Anglesey County Council has awarded a £3m contract to law firm Burges Salmon to provide legal support and advice on major projects.
Feb 28, 2019
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council faces a legal challenge over its choice of development partner for a major regeneration project.
Feb 12, 2019
A local campaign group has threatened to take the London Borough of Camden to judicial review over the construction plan it approved for the redevelopment of a key site.
Jan 22, 2019
Trowers & Hamlins has advised the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) on the 5G testbed roll-out which is expected to see the region become the first in the UK to trial the new advanced connectivity.