Scotland clamps down on short-lets

Councils to be given new powers to tackle issues caused by the massive growth in homes being offered up as short-term accommodation; ministers also ‘carefully and urgently’ considering further tax changes

Planners close the book on Hardy country saga

Planning inspector concludes proposals for 120-home development near Dorchester would cause ‘permanent damage’ to the setting of the Grade I listed Wolfeton House, once frequented by the great Victorian author

Overlapping planning permissions: which one is valid?

The High Court has recently revisited the principles for determining the validity of overlapping consents. Gary Soloman and Alex Minhinick of law firm Burges Salmon share a cautionary message for property developers, highlighting the key points for landowners, developers and local authorities.