Built Environment Group (Property) - News

    February 2009

    Money for nothing - legitimate planning gain or planning guzzle?

    Over the past few years, many developers will have been required to enter into commitments under planning, highways or infrastructure agreements that were necessary at the time in order to obtain or implement a planning permission.

    However, the current economic realities are such that the level of commitment and/or the expressed purpose for which the payments were demanded may no longer be economically viable or relevant. Indeed, in many cases a developer may well have paid for something that has still not been provided years later.


    In May 2008, international law firm Hammonds became a limited liability partnership.  Hammonds LLP and its affiliated undertakings has offices in Birmingham, Leeds, London and Manchester in the UK, and in Berlin, Brussels, Beijing, Hong Kong, Madrid, Munich and Paris.