Linda Boateng and Francine Blanc consider a development scenario in which the local authority serves an Advance Payments Code (APC) notice. What does this mean for the developer and how should it respond? 

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

Francine is an associate in the real estate team. She advises clients on a wide range of property transactions including landlord and tenant matters, acquisitions and disposals, property portfolio management, commercial development and real estate finance.