Category Archives: Green Issues

Turbine Controversy Continues

The High Court has quashed Planning Permission for 34m wind turbine after action by Campaigners. To read the whole article, click here.

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Collapsing Tree Trial in Lincolnshire costs Council £10,000

A test of reasonableness has prevailed in a case of a developer removing a tree with a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) who was prosecuted by North East Lincolnshire Council. To read the whole article, click here.

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Do you require a Building Surveyor?

Do you want a Building Survey, Homebuyers Report or Acquisition Advice in England? Are you buying a house or home in England and you think you might need a survey, valuation, or just an independent chartered surveyor to provide you … Continue reading

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Is Government Criteria for Local Councils making the local plans under the National Policy Framework too Stringent?

Difficulties in constructing viable local plans in accordance with the National Policy Framework (NPF), has resulted in large scale development in countryside areas completely against the desires of local people and local authorities… To read the whole article, click here.

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Landowner defeats Teseo in the High Court over £1.3m conditional contract

Ref. Cohen v Teseo Properties Ltd & Anor [2014] EWHC 2442 (Ch) On 8 August 2013, the Claimant landowner (Cohen) entered into an agreement with the Defendant developer for the sale of a property in Finchley North London at the … Continue reading

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Change to age old trespass laws could allow frackers to drill under your home

In a consultation published by DCLG on 23rd May 2014, the Government outlined their proposals to change the age old trespass laws encapsulated by the latin phrase: Cuius est solum, eius est usque ad coelum et ad inferos. In other … Continue reading

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Mental Disabilities and ASTs analysed by Court of Appeal in latest ECHR case

Ref. McDonald v McDonald [2014] EWCA Civ 1049 In the recent case of McDonald v McDonald [2014], the Court of Appeal has ruled that a possession order granted to a company of receivers in the guise of the private landlord … Continue reading

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Bats dying from the Bends due to Wind Turbines…

Bats are one of the animals most frequently found dead near wind turbines. New research into the cause of death has discovered that it is not just flying into the massive blades that kills the animals, as conservationists have previously … Continue reading

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Gas Safety Trust Poll Provides Alarming Results

The Gas Safety Trust instructed OnePoll to conduct an online survey of some 2,000 people to ascertain whether property owners and tenants had any idea of the dangers of gas equipment. The results were fairly disturbing… To read the whole … Continue reading

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Controversial report by the RIBA highlights that 80% of school buildings should not be in use and threatens Green Belt land

A recent report carried out by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has indicated that 80% of current school buildings should no longer be operational. The same report controversially suggests that building must begin on the green belt to … Continue reading

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