UK residential development review Q1 2020As many sites’ shutdown at the start of lockdown, new build development is subject to the twin effects of an uncertain economy and the physical disruption.
UK development review Q2 2021Housebuilding in Q2 continued in line with pre-pandemic trends at national level. London saw stronger performance, boosted by the improving lettings market driving a recovery in activity in the Build to Rent sector.
The Queen’s Speech 2021: what did it say?Sweeping changes to the property industry were announced in the Queen’s Speech.
Spring statement 2022 commentsOn Wednesday 23 March 2022, the Chancellor gave the Spring Statement to Parliament. Here, our residential and commercial teams highlight key points, and the potential impact on the UK property market.
Residential development Q1 2021K residential development output appears to have fully recovered, albeit recent activity has not made up for the drop in supply in Q2 2020. New build sales and development activity in London remains slow, but agents and developers are positive about the longer-term outlook.
No North / South divide as independents keep the high street aliveThe effect the pandemic has ultimately had on our high streets has been profound, with more than 17,500 chain stores and venues closing in Great Britain in 2020 alone.
Does PDR have a chance to change its poor reputation and help revive town centres?It is no secret that our town centres are facing huge challenges recovering from a period of social and economic stagnation with many trends accelerated by the pandemic.
Development review Q4 2021The end of 2021 saw housing supply broadly continuing in line with recent trends at national level and in London, having now recovered to pre-pandemic levels but, unlike second hand market activity, not surpassed them.
Amendments to the General Permitted Development Order: Class E to Residential (Class MA)Following the changes to the Use Classes Order last year and the creation of Class E, it has become necessary for the Government to regularise the associated permitted development rights to residential.