Nicola Gooch

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    Hillside has caused a headache


    Following the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hillside Parks case (p39, 18.11.22), varying large multi-unit consents may require a replacement application covering the whole site.

  • Planning

    Planning reform is still a long way off


    In March, The Telegraph published an article stating that the much-anticipated Planning Bill, which was supposed to reinvigorate the English planning system, would be no more.

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    Government must tackle the CIL stockpile


    Editor: I read with interest your investigation into the stockpiling of CIL receipts. CIL does not place any obligation on local authorities to actually spend the revenue raised. The funds are simply ring fenced for provision of infrastructure at some point. This can lead to the stockpiling of funds mentioned ...

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    What are the legal implications of the Westferry Printworks saga?


    The prime minister might consider “the matter closed’ – yet the Westferry saga rumbles on. The controversy centres on housing secretary Robert Jenrick’s decision to grant permission for the redevelopment of Westferry Printworks the day before Tower Hamlets adopted its revised community infrastructure levy charging schedule.

  • Professional

    Ask the expert - 1

    20 September 2002

    What information can a landlord reasonably seek regarding the financial standing of a proposed assignee or guarantor?