The festive season is here and Christmas markets are going up in the four corners of London and in towns and cities across the UK.

Temporary market stalls and the related trend of pop-up shops and restaurants are an increasingly popular way to revitalise unused buildings and land, offering retailers the advantage of setting up shop with lower overheads and landowners the possibility of maximising under-used sites.

Linda Boateng appears in Property Week discussing planning laws and regulations which should be considered before setting up a seasonal market.

Christmas Markets – festive fun and planning buffers is available to read on the Property Week website. 

Linda is an associate solicitor within the real estate team and advises on all aspects of planning, highways and compulsory purchase including planning applications, appeals, negotiating s106 agreements, challenges and enforcement.