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Further reforms to the law of Compulsory Purchase, what lies behind them?

The law of compulsory purchase and compensation was introduced at the start of the industrial revolution to aid the construction of railways and canals. Until recently it had changed very little and many of the old statutes are still in force. Over the years there have been calls for root & branch reform and in … Continue Reading

The Infrastructure Act 2015: NSIPs, Conditions and Fracking

The Infrastructure Act 2015 received Royal Assent on 12 February 2015. It is a wide ranging Act in 8 Parts with 7 Schedules. I have focused on three areas of the Act: NSIP changes, Deemed discharge of planning conditions and Rights to access land for shale gas and oil extraction and geothermal energy. Part 5 is … Continue Reading