The move away from the internal combustion engine to battery power is gathering pace, but can drivers be confident that the infrastructure will be in place to support vast numbers of Electric Vehicles coming on to our roads over the next few years? Here we look at the landscape for EVs and how far legislation might go to speed up the move to electric.
Legal Insights & Industry Updates
Life, business and the law
The law never stands still, and the way it applies to you and your organisation is constantly evolving. Our people are on top of these developments and can keep you up to date with some of the most interesting aspects of these changes. Check out our articles and updates for our perspective on issues that might affect you.
Latest Planning & environmental articles
The Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 received Royal Assent earlier this year. Although the reforms to planning controls over short-term lets aren't as radical as the amendments proposed at earlier stages, it is worth looking at how the Act changes what permission is needed to rent a property as short stay accommodation.
Scottish Environmental Regulations 2019: An insight into the future of Scottish environmental policy
The Scottish Environmental Regulations 2019 (Environment (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment etc.) Regulations 2019) are amongst the raft of transitional measures required to implement the UK’s exit from the EU, and offer an insight into the future of Scottish environmental policy.
Now that the Planning (Scotland) Bill has been passed following Stage 3 Debate and has received Royal Assent, we look here at what is now the Planning (Scotland) Act 2019.
A recent English planning appeal has fuelled the debate over what repowering really means. The definition of repowering is of particular significance given that so many wind farms are due to reach the end of their original planning consent periods within the next 5-10 years.