Compulsory Purchase
Compulsory purchase: A threat and an opportunity for housebuilders

Compulsory purchase: A threat and an opportunity for housebuilders

Threat Sir Oliver Letwin is currently chairing an inquiry into land banking, which seems destined to find that ‘use it or lose it’ powers should be threatened against developers. Indeed, Birmingham City Council and other local authorities have already passed resolutions to implement compulsory purchase powers in this manner; although to date there have not […]

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What does 2018 have in store for the infrastructure and housing sectors?

This time last year our MD Jonathan Stott wrote an article looking at what 2017 held in store, including these forecasts which have since come to pass: 1 – The hybrid Bill for HS2 Phase 1 would finally achieve Royal Assent (and construction would begin); 2 – The Neighbourhood Planning Bill would be enacted; 3 – […]

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Building for the Future: Getting the basics right

At a recent event hosted by Insider Media West Midlands, two panels explored property development and large infrastructure projects in the West Midlands from both public and private sector perspectives. Our Managing Director Jon Stott sat on the private sector panel, representing Gateley Hamer and the real estate advisory services offered by the Gateley Group […]

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The Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017: Second commencement regulations

The second commencement regulations relating to the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 were published last Thursday, bringing various provisions of the Act in to force on Friday 22 September. The provisions brought in to force are: Section 26(8)(b) – A consequential amendment to the Housing and Planning Act 2016 to take account of the fact that […]

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HS2 North route

The cost of HS2 could well rise beyond current predictions due to a “property inertia” on the northern section of the route which is set to cost millions more than needed. Land and property holders in the major cities affected by the second half of HS2 have signalled their willingness to sell their assets to […]

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Latest video: a minority government’s impact on housing and infrastructure…

Edward Jones, our Head of Easements & Wayleaves, gives his views on what the Conservative minority government’s policy might look like in terms of UK housing and infrastructure and his thoughts on the appointment of Alok Sharma for Minister of State for Housing and Planning. For further developments on housing and infrastructure, subscribe below:

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Media Release

HS2 has finally received Royal Assent this week and the impending commencement of works could cause a ‘scramble’ for business properties in the Birmingham region, according to an expert on the new line.

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High Speed 2 Phase One receives Royal Assent

Just 1,185 days after the hybrid Bill was first published it has finally received Royal Assent. Our team has been involved every step of the way, negotiating assurances and agreements on behalf of clients, giving evidence to select committees and working hard to obtain certainty for the various businesses that we represent.

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No clawing back HS2 costs through regeneration opportunities

The Government will not be able to claw back any of the £55bn projected costs on HS2 through regeneration opportunities created by the scheme, following a decision by MPs. Jonathan Stott, Managing Director of Gateley Hamer with significant experience working for businesses affected by HS2, said MPs has rubber-stamped changes recently proposed by the House […]

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HS2 Phase 2 and what the latest announcement means

The top half of the inverted ‘Y’ that represents Phase 2 of the High Speed 2 network was safeguarded by the Government yesterday. Over a year later than originally planned, the Government has moved another step closer to finalising the alignment for the route between Birmingham and Manchester to the west and Sheffield and Leeds […]

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