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Fidler Loses Roof

Fidler Loses Roof

The peculiarities and frustrations of the planning regime are well known to anyone who has sought to undertake development activity in this country. Frequently landowners and developers seek advice from learned advisors on how best to exploit any loopholes or chinks in the system. But perhaps no one has gone as far as Mr Fidler and his house of straw.

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Localism Lift-off

Localism Lift-off

The coalition Government has been in power for less than two months and has already begun to make its mark on the planning system.

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Silence on CIL: Practical steps for Developers

Silence on CIL: Practical steps for Developers

The one major planning issue that the Government seems to have remained silent upon since the election is the Community Infrastructure Levy. The Conservative's Open Space Planning Green Paper included a firm commitment to abolish CIL. However this commitment seems to have been quietly put to one side.

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