The monthly round-up from the Anthony Collins Solicitors charities team.
The rejuvenation of the Riverside Opportunity Area, formerly known as South Bank, will be one of Peterborough’s largest regeneration projects in two decades. Despite facing similar funding challenges to local authorities across the country, Peterborough City Council is pushing forwards with redevelopment plans by seeking a private sector joint venture partner to complete the project with.
The partnership, which should last for 20 years, could result in a mix of new residential, commercial and leisure developments at Riverside, as well as the expansion of existing green spaces within the area. It may also see the re-use of historic buildings and the creation of a new iconic bridge across the River Nene.
Anthony Collins Solicitors have been appointed to advise the Council on its procurement process to find a private sector partner, as well as preparing the legal framework for the joint venture and future developments.
Chris Plumley, partner at Anthony Collins Solicitors, said: “The innovation and vision of Peterborough City Council proves that it is still possible to undertake major re-development despite a reduction in readily available funding. Riverside is set to be extremely important in stimulating growth across the City and we are very excited to be working alongside them on this landmark scheme.”
Councillor Marco Cereste, Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Growth, Strategic Planning, Economic Development, Business Engagement and Environmental Capital, said: “We want Riverside to become a thriving, high quality quarter, reconnecting this area into the city centre. We are striving to make Peterborough bigger and better – and this is a very important part of how the city will develop over the coming decades.”
In this ebriefing, we identify what we see as the key messages arising from recent prosecutions in the care and housing sectors.
A recent High Court case on costs could prove essential reading for clients who have cases in the magistrates' courts.
The employment and pensions team offer practical advice on whistleblowing.
Partners, David Alcock and Sarah Patrice, have been involved in reviewing the new Code of Governance for community-led housing, published on 21 May 2021 by the Confederation for Coop Housing.
Following the eviction ban being lifted on 31 May 2021 and further to our previous ebriefing, the new notice of seeking possession forms are now available on the Government website as Word versions.
The European Court of Justice's standpoint on the Wiener Wohnen landowning developer case, and how the level of influence over the work did not amount to a decisive influence.
The Law Commission's Technical Issues in Charity Law report revealed that many charities struggle with a range of technical issue in the law.
The Law Commission recommended four key changes to the law in respect of mergers and the incorporation of charities which we have detailed in this ebriefing.
Over the last few weeks, we have published individual ebriefings on some of the key changes to be implemented following the Government’s response to the Law Commission’s report.
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