Posted On / 29.10.2015

Solid Foundations with Battens

Anna, David and LailaThe Government's attempts to encourage more house building through its changes to planning law and policy has run into difficulties and some of these difficulties will be the subject of two free lunchtime seminar being held by Battens Solicitors.

Battens is holding the Developments in Planning and Property Law seminar on Tuesday November 3 at The Wessex Royale in Dorchester and Abbey Manor Business Centre in Yeovil on Wednesday November 4 from 12.30pm to 2pm.

The sessions - which includes lunch - will give delegates a chance to learn about and discuss recent developments in commercial property and planning law.

Laila Jhaveri, Associate Solicitor in Battens' Planning Team, will look at what has been happening with section 106 Planning Agreements and affordable housing and she will highlight recent court judgements and legislative changes in the areas of the community infrastructure levy, town and village greens and permitted development rights.

Anna Austin, Consultant in Battens' Commercial Property Team, will give guests details of tips and traps for different types of Development Agreements.

David Stephens, who is Battens' Chairman and Head of the Planning Team, will be chairing the seminars.

He said: "Recent developments in planning and property law could prove very significant and all practitioners need to be aware of them.

"We are aiming for an informative, interactive and lively meeting with discussions and time for any questions which delegates may have."

The seminar will be of interest to consultants, landowners, land agents, commercial agents, chartered surveyors, architects, accountants and others in the property and planning sectors.

Laila said: "There has been a lot going on in planning recently, including confusion around affordable housing thresholds.

"We will be looking at this and other areas of concern with which we can help."

Anna added: "Our commercial property department has been very busy recently.

"The time is right to hold this seminar to advise of the pitfalls and advantages of using different types of development agreements."

The seminars are free and booking is essential as space is limited. Call 01935 846255 or CLICK HERE to book.