Entries by Jodie Bradford

Managing Risk

by Elizabeth Warhurst, Head of Legal and Commercial Services and Monitoring Officer Our Head of Legal and Commercial Services and Monitoring Officer was approached by The Law Society to discuss North West Leicestershire District Council’s approach to risk. In the article linked below, in a question and answer style, Elizabeth explains how you can educate […]

Leisure Procurement – Practical Tips and Lessons Learned

by Louis Sebastian, Legal Services Team Manager This year the NWL Legal team completed the outsourcing of North West Leicestershire District Council’s leisure centres following a Competitive Dialogue procurement. This 25 year “Design, Build, Operate and Maintain” contract will deliver a new £23m leisure centre in Coalville and see over £75m of revenue generated during […]

The Benefits of Land Registration

by Helen Lisney, Legal Assistant Historically, all land in England and Wales was unregistered. Land was transferred by way of written documents which would need to be kept to prove ownership of land. Since 1990, it has been compulsory to register land on any disposition. This means since this date, any property where ownership is […]

Closure Orders, Anti-Social Behaviour and County Lines

What does County Lines mean? County lines refers to the movement of gangs who are affiliated with drugs moving from large cities to small towns in order to expand their operations. This often results in violence to drive out members of the local community and the exploitation of young and vulnerable individuals, it can also […]

I Agree to the Terms and Conditions

by Tom Pickwell, Trainee Solicitor Most of us are guilty when it comes to seeing the box that says ‘I confirm I have read and agree to the terms and conditions’, of simply clicking it without paying much attention to it. However when doing it on behalf of a Local Authority, Education Institution or other […]

Community Infrastructure Levy

by Sima Odedra, Principal Planning Solicitor The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a planning charge that has been in force since 2010 via The Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (“2010 Regulations”). It has recently been subject to a government consultation and the outcome of this consultation has resulted in the Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) (England) (No.2) Regulations 2019 (“2019 Regulations”) […]

Code of Conduct Training

by Rebecca Elliott, Contracts and Commercial Solicitor The Legal Services Team has been out on the road delivering Code of Conduct training to Councillors across the District. This has provided an invaluable opportunity for new and returning District and Parish Councillors to get up to speed with their obligations under the Code, in particular in […]

Assets of Community Value

The Localism Act 2011 introduced Assets of Community Value (formerly the community right to bid) with the idea behind it to give communities more involvement in the way local services are delivered. In essence, it gives community interest groups an opportunity to purchase local land that has been registered as having a community purpose. This […]

Departure from statutory consultee responses

The Secretary of State has recently dismissed an appeal against a refusal of planning permission for a site at Land at Ware Park, Wadesmill Road, Hertford, Hertfordshire (APP/M1900/W/17/3178839) on the basis that the proposed development would result in an unacceptable risk to a public drinking water supply, amongst other reasons. The appeal was made against […]