Can urns be buildings? Supreme Court rules in landmark listing dispute – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 27th, 2020 in appeals, listed buildings, local government, news, planning, Supreme Court by sally

‘A landowner who sold two 18th century lead urns he had inherited with his home without realising that they were subject to a listing order has had his appeal against an enforcement notice backed by the Supreme Court. Today’s ruling in Dill v Secretary of State for Housing and Local Government could help clarify the definition of “building” on the statutory list.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 20th May 2020

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New Judgment: Dill v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government & Anor [2020 UKSC 20] – UKSC Blog

Posted May 27th, 2020 in appeals, listed buildings, local government, news, planning, Supreme Court by sally

‘This appeal concerns the correct treatment of a pair of early 18th century lead urns resting on limestone pedestals. It raised important questions about the correct interpretation and application of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, namely, whether the items were “buildings” for the purposes of the Act. The Courts below concluded that the items were “buildings” and the applicant appealed to the Supreme Court.’

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UKSC Blog, 27th May 2020

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Supreme Court to hear case over whether 18th century lead urns were ‘buildings’ for purposes of listed building consent – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 10th, 2020 in appeals, listed buildings, local government, news, planning, Supreme Court by tracey

‘The Supreme Court will this week hear a dispute over whether a pair of 18th century lead urns resting on limestone piers were “buildings” on an application for listed building consent.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 9th March 2020

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Owners of derelict Birnbeck Pier served repair notice – BBC News

Posted September 10th, 2019 in appeals, listed buildings, news by tracey

‘The owners of a Grade II* listed Victorian pier have been ordered to carry out repairs after a council said it had “exhausted all other options”.’

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BBC News, 10th September 2019

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Battle over an airfield; housing, heritage, conservation and more – No. 5 Chambers

Posted August 29th, 2019 in aircraft, airports, housing, listed buildings, news, planning by sally

‘A Planning Inspector recently delivered a long-awaited decision following an appeal under Section 78 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. The appeal was lodged following non-determination by Wiltshire Council over a site for major housing development in Old Sarum Airfield, in one of the original ‘rotten boroughs’ of Old Sarum.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 8th August 2019

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War grave vandals to face jail under get-tough sentencing regime – Daily Telegraph

‘Vandals who damage war memorials, gravestones and buildings of historic importance are to face stiffer sentences under new guidelines being handed out to judges and magistrates in England and Wales.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd July 2019

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Dalek shed museum faces extermination over planning rules – BBC News

Posted January 25th, 2019 in listed buildings, news, planning by tracey

‘A family-run science fiction museum may be exterminated because a Dalek display does not comply with planning regulations.’

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BBC News, 24th January 2019

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City council concedes defeat after judge quashes open land planning permissions – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 23rd, 2019 in listed buildings, local government, news, planning by sally

‘The Mayor of Liverpool has said the city council will accept a High Court ruling quashing its grant of planning permissions for a scheme including the building on an area of open land of 39 new dwellings and the conversion of a historic house into 12 apartments.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st January 2019

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Historic castle excluded from protection measures at risk from repeated flooding – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 10th, 2018 in duty of care, listed buildings, news, Wales by sally

‘Occupying a prime spot in the beautiful Conwy Valley the ancient castle of Gwydir boasts a reputation as one of the finest Tudor houses in Wales.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th December 2018

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Owner of Grade II listed house loses appeal over removal of limestone piers – Local Government Lawyer

‘Being on the register of listed buildings is enough to give a structure protection and its validity cannot be challenged in disputes over enforcement, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 29th November 2018

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Unauthorised works to listed building sees owner ordered to pay £80k – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 9th, 2018 in injunctions, listed buildings, monuments, news, planning, prosecutions by tracey

‘Horsham District Council and Historic England have successfully prosecuted a landowner for unauthorised works to a listed building and scheduled monument.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th November 2018

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Listed status bid for England’s lost memorials – BBC News

Posted July 30th, 2018 in listed buildings, monuments, news by sally

‘Hundreds of forgotten, secret and little-known memorials across England have been nominated for listed status by members of the public.’

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BBC News, 30th July 2018

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Bath Abbey pews: costs – Law & Religion UK

Posted March 28th, 2018 in appeals, Church of England, costs, ecclesiastical law, listed buildings, news by tracey

‘In refusing the Victorian Society permission to appeal on the removal of pews from Bath Abbey on 1 March 2018, ([2018] EACC 1), the Dean of Arches directed that the Victorian Society (VS) should bear the petitioners’ reasonable costs of submitting the Response and the court costs of considering and determining the application. On 8 March 2018, the VS submitted a Representation on Costs (“the Representation”), dated 5 March 2018. “In purported reliance on Re St Mary, Sherborne [1996] Fam 63, the Victorian Society contends that the court costs on appeal should be paid by the petitioners irrespective of whether they have been successful or not on the appeal (at 70C)” .’

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Law & Religion UK, 27th March 2018

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Ecclesiastical court judgments – December – Law & Religion UK

Posted January 19th, 2018 in ecclesiastical law, faculties, listed buildings, monuments, news by tracey

‘Review of the ecclesiastical court judgments during December 2017.’

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Law & Religion UK, 16th January 2018

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Bath Abbey can remove its pews to let it hold bake sales and graduation ceremonies, court rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 20th, 2017 in Church of England, ecclesiastical law, listed buildings, news by sally

‘Churches don’t need pews any more because they are increasingly used for bake sales and art exhibitions, a church court has said, as it ruled Bath Abbey can remove its Victorian pews.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th December 2017

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Balancing mission, aesthetics and heritage of parish churches – further considerations – Law & Religion UK

Posted September 13th, 2017 in Church of England, ecclesiastical law, listed buildings, news, planning by tracey

‘In our post, Balancing mission, aesthetics and heritage of parish churches, we noted that the Church’s consistory courts are frequently required to weigh up the relative merits of proposed building work for repair or modification in terms of their impact on the heritage and aesthetics of the building against its overall mission within the community.’

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Law & Religion UK, 13th September 2017

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Tudor mansion arsonist jailed after being caught by single match – The Guardian

Posted August 21st, 2017 in alcohol abuse, arson, DNA, drug abuse, listed buildings, news, sentencing by sally

‘An arsonist who caused £5m worth of damage to a Tudor mansion has been jailed for four and a half years after being caught by a single match.’

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The Guardian, 18th August 2017

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Ecclesiastical court judgments – July – Law & Religion UK

‘Review of the ecclesiastical court judgments during July 2017.’

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Law & Religion UK, 3rd August 2017

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Guidance on “Ruined Churches” – Law & Religion UK

‘ChurchCare has published a CBC Guidance Note on Ruined Churches, (“the Note”). Whilst much of the 14-page document is concerned with explaining the options available to dioceses and parishes for the management of these buildings, it also includes a brief summary of the law relevant to this little-explored area.’

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Law & Religion UK, 24th July 2017

Source: www.lawandreligionuk.com

Regina (Williams) v Powys County Council – WLR Daily

Regina (Williams) v Powys County Council [2017] EWCA Civ 427

‘The defendant local planning authority granted planning permission for the erection of a wind turbine on the farm of the interested party. The wind turbine was erected on the side of a hill the other side of which, about 1·5 km from the wind turbine, was a Grade II* listed building. Several scheduled monuments were also in the surrounding area, two of which were within two km of the site. The claimant, a local resident, applied for judicial review of the council’s decision to grant planning permission. The judge dismissed the claim, determining that (i) the planning authority was not required to consult the Welsh ministers under article 14 of the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (Wales) Order 2012 as the requirement to consult on development “likely to affect the site of a scheduled monument” in paragraph k of Schedule 4 to the Order applied only to development likely to have some direct physical effect on the monument, not also to development likely to have visual effects on the setting of the monument, and (ii) the planning authority had not erred in failing to perform the duty in section 66(1) of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, which required it to have special regard to the desirability of preserving the setting of a listed building when deciding whether to grant planning permission for development which affected a listed building or its setting.’

WLR Daily, 9th June 2017

Source: www.iclr.co.uk