Free Planning Seminar on the New Localism Bill- 11/03/2011
West Midlands law firm FBC Manby Bowdler LLP is holding two seminars for land and property owners, and property professionals on the changes to the planning regime proposed by the new Localism Bill.
“Although it is yet to become law, the Localism Bill is already having a profound effect even before it is enacted, because some aspects will have retrospective effect on existing buildings,” says Niall Blackie, Partner and Head of Planning at FBC Manby Bowdler.
“For example the new Bill proposes to remove the time constraints for local councils to challenge concealed breaches of planning conditions, which will threaten the properties of many people who thought they were now immune, particularly those who own house which was extended without permission or who own a building whose use has changed.”
The free two hour seminar will also cover the new Community Infrastructure Levy which is proposed to replace Section 106 payments on all planning permissions.
“It is vital that land owners, property owners and property professionals are up to speed with the effect of localism and the Big Society on planning and the property markets,” says Mr Blackie.
Further information on both seminars can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by going to www.fbcmb.co.uk/news/our-events
With 35 partners, FBC Manby Bowdler is one of the largest law firms in the West Midlands. The firm has offices in Wolverhampton, Willenhall, Telford, Shrewsbury and Bridgnorth.