HS2 ‘Notice to proceed’ issued on 15th April 2020

Given the understandable news focus elsewhere in the last few weeks, it would be easy to miss the announcement by the government on the 15th April, that they have issued a ‘Notice to proceed’ for Phase 1 of HS2, linking London to Birmingham. This means that contractors have formal approval for the main construction works...

Why quality conveyancing matters when it comes to buying property

Essentially, conveyancing is the legal process of buying and selling property. Not a supermarket meal deal, or a multi pack of tea towels – property. In the vast majority of cases, this is the largest financial transaction any of us will make in our lives.  There’s the old adage of “you can have cheap, or...

Eco-friendly redevelopment for Rugeley Power Station?

Last month an outline planning application was put forward on behalf of site-owners ENGIE for a large, mixed-use development at the site of Rugeley Power Station. The proposal includes plans for up to 2,300 homes, as well as a retirement home and a primary school. The power station, decommissioned in June 2016, is in the...