In RICS latest article, Partner Nick Walker reviews the Building Safety Bill currently before Parliament.
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Planning is the first and often most frustrating part of any development project. Our detailed knowledge and industry awareness means we guide our clients through the complexities of planning processes in new developments and account for planning considerations longer term.
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Gateway 1 and Fire Statements are intended to integrate thinking on fire safety as part of the planning application process, but will Gateway 1 help implement Hackitt’s recommendations or become a paper exercise?
The long-awaited UK government white paper “The Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail” has been published. It contains 62 commitments and in this article we explore some of the key points for the UK rail sector.