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William Gagie, head of minerals, Fisher German

Intervention ensures landowner compensated for minerals interest put at risk by development

Often landowners are unaware of the value of what lies beneath their land, and many may not know that the rights to the surface of land can be separate...

Andrew Fraser-Urquhart QC

It's time to get ready for biodiversity net gain

With the royal assent of the Environment Act, the clock is ticking down to the introduction of the biodiversity net gain duty in November 2023. While the...

Ruth Amundson

The planning system is key to the levelling up agenda

The government's levelling up white paper was published on 2 February. The programme aims to boost productivity and living standards, improve public services,...