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Disposal of development land: key legal considerations for local authorities

In a recent series of webinars for local authorities, we have been exploring some of the key considerations for legal authorities when they're disposing of development land.

The following executive summaries pull together the key points raised by DJB's Head of Legal Training, Richard Snape.

In Part 1, we explored Town and Country Planning Regulations, Freehold Covenants, Town and Village Greens and more.

Disposal of Development Land Part 1 Exec
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Part 2 covered Assets of Community Value and Crichel Down Rules.

Disposal of Development Land Part 2 Exec
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Every month in 2021, we are hosting legal update webinars exclusively for local authorities, examining key real estate legal issues just like these. If you'd like to be invited to future events, please email



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