The government must do more to stimulate residential development
New research from our residential development team has revealed that 53% of the housing sector feels the government is not doing enough to support the delivery of new housing.
Rates rise will hit businesses hard
Almost all businesses across the South West will see their non-domestic rates bills rise by 3.15% from 1 April next year following this week’s announcement of the RPI figure for September.
LSH appointed on £284m Local Infrastructure Fund
LSH's Planning and Development Consultancy division has been appointed by the Homes and Communities Agency to advise on bids received for the £284m Local Infrastructure Fund.
New-build empty property rate consultation launches
The government has launched its six-week consultation on the exemption of empty property rates for new-build developments, completed between 01 October 2013 and 30 September 2016.
Planning changes to allow 'pop-up' shops and restaurants
In a bid to revive the British high street, the Government has announced a relaxation in 'change of use class' planning law that will allow shops and restaurants under 150 sq m to ‘pop up’ in existing commercial space without planning permission.
£415K sale of iconic Newport Shire Hall
Newport’s landmark Shire Hall has been sold to a private investor with planning in place to turn the Grade II listed property into 18 apartments.
Three-year retail property contract with National Express
Leading transport provider, National Express Group, has awarded us with a major contract to provide retail property advice across the Group’s portfolio.
Working with National Express, we will...