Required Reading: Changes to the planning regime for high rise residential buildings due this summer


Developers may have to submit a fire statement alongside a planning application for relevant multi-occupied residential buildings from 1 August 2021, write Fiona BishopRebecca Delaney of Macfarlanes.

Written by

Fiona Bishop & Rebecca Delaney

Senior Knowledge Lawyers, Macfarlanes at Macfarlanes

Fiona joined Macfarlanes in 2014, after spending six years advising pension funds, developers and employer clients on construction issues. She now leads the construction and engineering group’s know how, advising fee-earners and keeping both colleagues and clients up-to-date with legal developments. She develops and runs the group’s training programme as well as client training; writes news bulletins for both internal and client use; provides counsel to fee earners and writes and maintains the group’s internal know how and precedent documentation. She supports both the contentious and non-contentious elements of the construction and engineering group. Fiona is a member of the Society of Construction Law and Construction and Projects Knowledge and Management Association.

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