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

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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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

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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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

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

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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

Source: www.36group.co.uk

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Spitalfields Trust Ltd lose judicial review claim – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 27th, 2016 in judicial review, local government, London, news, planning by tracey

‘The High Court has rejected Spitalfields Historic Trust Ltd’s judicial review claim against a planning permission decision by previous London mayor Boris Johnson.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 26th May 2016

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New drainage guidance for lawyers published – Legal Futures

‘New guidance is released today [24 May] for lawyers on drainage requirements for new build developments.’

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Legal Futures, 24th May 2016

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New Act – legislation.gov.uk

Posted May 24th, 2016 in housing, legislation, planning by tracey

Housing and Planning Act 2016

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Councils hit back after minister attacks affordable housing policy legal challenge – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 19th, 2016 in appeals, housing, local government, news, planning by sally

‘The two councils that challenged a Government policy on affordable housing and small-scale sites have defended their decision to bring legal action, after a minister claimed the proceedings were “a total waste of taxpayers’ money”.’

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The Guardian, 18th May 2016

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Bill-by-bill summary: Queen’s Speech at-a-glance – BBC News

‘The Queen has announced the government’s legislation for the year ahead, at the state opening of Parliament. Here is a bill-by-bill guide to what is in the 2016 Queen’s Speech.’

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BBC News, 18th May 2016

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Housing and Planning Bill to receive Royal Assent on 12 May – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 13th, 2016 in bills, housing, local government, news, planning by tracey

‘The UK government’s Housing and Planning Bill has been listed to receive Royal Assent today (12 May).’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th May 2016

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Court of Appeal backs decision to clear Green Belt land of Romany Gypsy caravans – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 12th, 2016 in appeals, gipsies, local government, news, planning by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has rejected a judicial review challenge to the decision of a local authority to use its planning enforcement powers to clear agricultural land in the Green Belt of caravans occupied by Romany Gypsies.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th May 2016

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Has the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 Stood the Test of Time? – Radcliffe Chambers

Posted April 26th, 2016 in legislation, news, planning by sally

‘In this year of momentous anniversaries the planning system has reached a modest milestone. 25 years (or, perhaps, a generation) has now passed since the enactment of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. So it is worth while taking stock, reflecting, and asking: Has the 1990 Act stood the test of time?’

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Radcliffe Chambers, 22nd April 2016

Source: www.radcliffechambers.com

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Court of Appeal rules on meaning of “inappropriate development” in Green Belt – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 26th, 2016 in agriculture, appeals, local government, news, planning by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has handed down a key ruling on the meaning of “inappropriate development” in the Green Belt.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 25th April 2016

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Planning Conditions – Local Government Law

Posted April 21st, 2016 in appeals, news, planning by tracey

‘Ejusdem generis has no place in the interpretation of planning conditions, the Court of Appeal has held in R (XPL Ltd) v Harlow Council [2016] EWCA Civ 378, a Judgment on 15 April 2016 on appeal from a first instance decision on 28 November 2014 with respect to a breach of condition notice served by the Council on 3 June 2014.’

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Local Government Law, 19th April 2016

Source: www.11kbw.com/blogs/local-government-law

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FCA wins landbanking case, but investors still likely to lose out – The Guardian

Posted April 21st, 2016 in appeals, financial regulation, news, planning, sale of land, Supreme Court by tracey

‘Asset Land’s appeal rejected by the supreme court but the City regulator says investors “are likely only to get a fraction of their money back”.’

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The Guardian, 20th April 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Peers change draft legislation on starter homes and sale of high value council houses – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 20th, 2016 in bills, housing, local government, news, planning, sale of land by sally

‘Changes made to the UK government’s Housing and Planning Bill will confine the sale of starter homes to those aged 23 or over and require a proportion of the discount on their purchase price be repaid if the homes are sold on within 20 years.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th April 2016

Source: www.out-law.com

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