Big solar back with a bang!

This probably isn’t news to anyone in the industry, but development and investment appetite for new large scale solar sites is as strong as ever. With all political leaders gearing up to be even greener than David Cameron post the December election, the clean tech sector is...
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Planning Update

The revised National Planning Policy Framework was updated on 19th  February 2019 and sets out the Government’s amended planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied.  We are already seeing impacts from single site applications right through to large...
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The Future of Food

Robots, vertical farms and virtual fencing could soon be part of the British farming landscape, according to a trailblazing report to be launched at the NFU Conference on 19th February. The Future of Food 2040 Report highlights the importance of establishing a future domestic...
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Transport for the North

Transport for the North – a partnership consisting of 20 local transport authorities and business leaders, together with Network Rail, Highways England, HS2 Ltd, and Central Government – have published their proposals for £100 Billion of transport investment to support and...
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Telecoms News

The new Electronic Communications Code has been causing much trepidation in the Telecoms world, with operators and site providers at loggerheads over its interpretation and how this will affect rental levels and lease terms moving forward. This week the Upper Tribunal (Lands...
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HS2 Phase 2B

HS2 have launched a consultation on their draft Environmental Statement and draft Equality Impact Assessment for the Phase 2B route between Crewe and Manchester and the West Midlands and Leeds. This is the first opportunity that land and property owners have had to review the...
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The Agriculture Bill

The Government’s long-awaited Agriculture Bill is progressing through parliament with a third reading due in December. The Bill will set the framework for the biggest reform to the farming subsidy system for a generation as the UK prepares for its withdrawal from the EU. Rather...
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Autumn Statement 2018 & IHT

A few of the main points to take from Octobers budget: • Annual Investment Allowance to rise from £200,000 to £1m for all qualifying investment in plant and machinery for two years starting from 1 January 2019. • New non-residential structures and buildings allowance (2% capital...
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Telecoms Update

The introduction of the revised Electronic Communications Code was supposed to dramatically improve the situation created by its poorly conceived predecessor. Almost 12 months in and despite the opportunity for both sides to be sensible and expedite a faster a fairer regime,...
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Push on Fracking ?

Outdated and inconsistent planning policy and guidance combined with strong local opposition have seen most of the applications for exploratory fracking sites, currently decided by local mineral planning bodies, bogged down in the planning system and challenged in the High Court....
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