Kate started her legal career at a local authority and subsequently has acted for RPs and local authorities throughout her career having worked for Devonshires and Lewis Silkin before joining TLT in 2009.
Not only does she have extensive experience in advising on major regeneration projects, the acquisition of land for the development of mixed use social housing, and extra care schemes for Registered Providers and other charities, Kate also acts for local authorities in connection with education, housing and leisure projects.
Kate acts for a number well known RPs, developers and local authorities up and down the country advising on site acquisition, large scale regeneration projects, complex stock rationalisation and local government law.
She is currently advising RP, local authority, private developer and charity clients on the acquisition and development of a range of mixed use residential/commercial sites and highly complex joint venture regeneration schemes.
Kate also has a specialist practice acting for local authorities and is currently acting for local authorities in connection with a housing regeneration scheme as well as the construction of a new cinema and library and new schools.
This Practice Note discusses appropriation of land for planning purposes by local authorities. It covers: the concept of acquiring and holding land for a statutory purpose, the statutory background to appropriating land for planning purposes under the Local Government Act 1972; appropriation of land for planning purposes as a precondition to the power to override easements under section 203 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016; the internal procedure for appropriation by the local authority; best practice in the appropriation of land for planning purposes; and advantages and disadvantages of appropriation.
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