Local authorities’ statutory powers to override third party land rights will apply to a wider range of public schemes, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

‘Local authorities and regeneration bodies can expect greater scrutiny to be placed on their decisions to override third party rights in land on public interest grounds under new UK planning laws that came into effect in the summer.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st September 2016

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Hard cases need better reasons – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted September 20th, 2016 in appeals, human rights, local government, news, planning by tracey

‘R (o.t.a. CPRE Kent) v. Dover District Council [2016] EWCA Civ 936, 14 September 2016. The Court of Appeal has just given us a robust vindication of the importance of giving proper reasons when granting planning permission, by way of a healthy antidote to any suggestion that this is not really needed as part of fairness.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 16th September 2016

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Make health material consideration in planning and licensing law: MPs – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 2nd, 2016 in health, licensing, local government, news, planning, select committees by sally

‘The Government must make good on its commitment to health in all policies by enshrining health as a material consideration in planning and licensing law, MPs have said.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 1st September 2016

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Neighbourhood plan referendum halted after judicial review challenge – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 17th, 2016 in judicial review, news, planning, referendums by sally

‘A neighbourhood plan referendum has been postponed after an application for its judicial review was lodged.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th August 2016

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Court of Appeal quashes permission for hydro-electric station on Thames – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 17th, 2016 in electricity, judicial review, local government, news, planning by sally

‘A council must pay a local hotel owner £55,000 in costs after losing a judicial review over construction of a hydro-electric station.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th August 2016

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High Court rejects judicial review challenge of Greenwich cruise liner terminal planning permission – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 16th, 2016 in news, planning, pollution, ships by sally

‘A High Court Judge has rejected a judicial review challenge to overturn the proposal for a cruise liner terminal at Enderby Wharf, London.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 15th August 2016

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LGO urges action by council on planning complaint against predecessor body – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Local Government Ombudsman has issued a further report against Durham County Council in relation to a planning complaint involving a predecessor authority.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 26th July 2016

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Campaigners begin judicial review of North Yorkshire fracking project – OUT-LAW.com

‘A coalition of campaigning groups led by Friends of the Earth has filed an application for judicial review of North Yorkshire County Council’s recent decision to grant planning permission to a shale gas fracking project.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 15th July 2016

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Supreme Court rejects Wiltshire resident’s appeal against solar farm – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 15th, 2016 in appeals, energy, news, planning, Supreme Court, time limits by tracey

‘An appeal against the grant of planning permission to a solar farm in Wiltshire “does not raise an arguable point of law of general public importance”, and may not be appealed to the Supreme Court.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th July 2016

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The Court of Appeal uphold High Court’s decision to quash the London Wharf CPO – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 15th, 2016 in appeals, compulsory purchase, news, planning by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal has upheld the High Court’s decision to quash a compulsory purchase order (CPO) for the unused and vacant Orchard Wharf.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th July 2016

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Government alters thresholds for scrutiny of neighbourhood planning appeals – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 13th, 2016 in appeals, housing, local government, news, planning by sally

‘The UK government has extended its scrutiny of planning appeals involving housing development in neighbourhood planning areas, but the thresholds for the recovery of such appeals have been altered.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th July 2016

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Activists seek judicial review of Yorkshire fracking decision – The Guardian

Posted July 7th, 2016 in energy, environmental protection, news, planning by sally

‘Anti-fracking campaigners have applied for judicial review of a council’s decision to allow use of the gas extraction technique in North Yorkshire.’

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The Guardian, 7th July 2016

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Surrey farmer Robert Fidler’s ‘no regrets’ over ‘hidden castle’ – BBC News

Posted July 1st, 2016 in injunctions, news, planning by tracey

‘A farmer who built a mock Tudor castle without planning consent and hid it behind hay bales says he has no regrets after following orders to demolish it.’

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BBC News, 30th June 2016

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Regina (Cooper) v Ashford Borough Council – WLR daily

Posted June 30th, 2016 in environmental protection, gipsies, law reports, local government, planning by tracey

Regina (Cooper) v Ashford Borough Council: [2016] EWHC 1525 (Admin)

‘The claimant sought judicial review of the grant of planning permission by the local planning authority for four gipsy pitches and associated development at a site, on the ground, inter alia, that the local authority had erred in failing to have regard to a material consideration, namely that the grant of permission would set a precedent for the development of further gipsy and traveller sites causing cumulative harm to the semi-natural ancient woodland in the area.’

WLR Daily, 24th June 2016

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Judge quashes planning permission for gypsy caravan development – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 23rd, 2016 in gipsies, local government, news, planning by sally

‘A Deputy High Court judge has quashed a council’s grant of planning permission for a change of use of land from grazing to residential for a gypsy caravan and a touring caravan.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 22nd June 2016

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High Court: community benefits from wind farm ‘did not serve planning purpose’ – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 15th, 2016 in energy, local government, news, planning by sally

‘A local planning authority in England was not entitled to take into account the fact that a portion of the profits from a new wind turbine would be donated to local good causes when deciding whether to grant planning permission, the High Court has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 15th June 2016

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LGO demands action over backlog of 1,500 planning control cases at council – Local Government Lawyer

‘A Local Government Ombudsman investigation has found that the London Borough of Hackney had a backlog of 1,500 planning enforcement cases, some of them 15 years old.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th June 2016

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Neighbours’ fury over London’s longest-running mega-basement dispute – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 7th, 2016 in housing, London, news, planning by tracey

‘London’s longest running mega-basement dispute could last a decade in a row over a £28 million pound Kensington property formerly owned by a fraudster.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th June 2016

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County council fails in challenge to village green registration near school – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 6th, 2016 in commons, land registration, local government, news, planning by sally

‘A county council has failed in a High Court challenge to an inspector’s decision to register part of land near a primary school as a village green.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 6th June 2016

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Fracking: Planning for an energy nirvana? – The 36 Group

Posted June 2nd, 2016 in energy, licensing, news, planning by sally

‘“Fracking”, or rather hydraulic fracturing is a subject that fosters great passion and concern in many. The word “frak” was recently used as an expletive in a remake of a 1970’s television classic, to replace another well known Anglo-Saxon curse, and in Swedish fräck means “audacious”, “shameless” or “bold”.’

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The 36 Group, April 2016

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