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Could you explain the situation a little more please?
I am an ecologist working on a site where a protected species is present. I am working for the developer who needs to obtain a licence from Natural England (a government body) in order to develop the site. In order to issue the licence they need a guarantee that part of the site will be managed as suitable for this species. Natural England would not enter into ant legal agreement with the developer. If the developer were to supply a letter stating he would manage the site for this species would this be legally binding?
Whilst it would not be concrete, it certainly gives a indication
It is something you could sue on
Ideally you would want a proper detailed written document rather than a single sided leter
But yes it is something you could potentially sue on
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Great, that's very helpful. thank you. Would such a letter be stronger if it was countersigned by the developer's solicitor?
Not necessarily countersigned but witnessed by the Solicitor.
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