Stuart EvansLegal Director
Local government legal specialist
I provide support to the Local Government team in all areas of Local Government law and provide a lead in relation to Planning, Highways and Licensing Law.
I have had over 25 years’ experience providing guidance and support in relation to Local Government law. Most recently I spent 15 years working at Birmingham City Council where I was the lead lawyer in all areas of Planning Regeneration, Environmental and Licensing work.
We have submitted our response to the White Paper Consultation based on the discussion held at the “Planning for the Future - what does this mean for affordable housing” webinar we held on Fri 9 Oct
Yesterday, on 6 August 2020, the Government published the above White Paper. The purpose of the White Paper is to do the following: “Planning for the future, landmark reforms to speed up and modernise the planning system and get the country building”.
On 30 June 2020, Boris Johnson announced radical changes to the planning system.
Stuart Evans and Rachel Sutcliffe look at planning law updates over the last six months (November – May 2020).
A property in England and Wales that is a ‘place of public religious worship’ is wholly exempt from business rates, pursuant to Schedule 5 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 as amended.
A recent study revealed that only 65% of appeals were allowed in cases where councillors refused planning permission despite planning officers’ recommendation for approval.
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