Goring Gap: High Court overturns 475-home development plan – BBC News

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in appeals, housing, local government, news, parks, planning by tracey

‘Plans to build 475 houses in Worthing have been overturned by a High Court judge.’

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BBC News, 1st August 2022

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Lack of regard for council planning policy on playing fields led to unlawful planning permission, High Court finds – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 13th, 2022 in housing, local government, news, parks, planning, sport by tracey

‘A decision by Leeds City Council to grant itself outline planning permission to build 61 affordable dwellings on a longstanding sports field was unlawful, a High Court judge has ruled.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th July 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Hands off our park: Shrewsbury takes its council to the supreme court – The Guardian

Posted June 6th, 2022 in appeals, housing, local government, news, parks, planning, Supreme Court by tracey

‘Row over Greenfields recreation ground could be a test case on selling English public land for housing.’

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The Guardian, 5th June 2022

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High Court quashes grant of planning permission by Secretary of State for Holocaust memorial – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 11th, 2022 in Judaism, local government, news, parks, parliament, planning by tracey

‘A High Court judge has quashed the Secretary of State’s decision to grant planning permission for a Holocaust memorial and learning centre in a park bordering the Palace of Westminster.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th April 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Court blocks removal of Serpentine boathouse – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 23rd, 2021 in building law, contracts, news, parks by tracey

‘A High Court judge has backed the Royal Parks in its battle to stop the removal of a boathouse on the north bank of the Serpentine lake in London’s Hyde Park. The ruling hinged on the question of whether a wooden structure erected by the operator of rowing and pedal boats forms part of Hyde Park and therefore belongs to the Crown.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 23rd August 2021

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Snowdon: Legal challenge warning for mountain visitor charge – BBC News

Posted July 12th, 2021 in local government, news, parks, Wales by tracey

‘Any attempt to charge visitors to go up Snowdon mountain could lead to legal challenges, it has been warned.’

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BBC News, 12th July 2021

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Public open spaces and development – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 1st, 2021 in appeals, housing, local government, news, parks, planning by tracey

‘The conflict between the need for open spaces for recreation and the availability of land for residential development has resulted in another interesting Court of Appeal decision, writes Christopher Cant.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 29th January 2021

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Alexia Walenkaki swing death: Tower Hamlets Council fined £330,000 – BBC News

‘A council has been fined £330,000 after a five-year-old girl died when a swing set collapsed on her in east London.’

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BBC News, 22nd January 2021

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Campaigners lose legal challenge over Lake District 4×4 vehicles – The Guardian

Posted August 24th, 2020 in appeals, environmental health, news, parks, roads by sally

‘Drivers of 4×4 vehicles can continue to use off-road tracks in the Lake District after a judge dismissed a legal challenge from campaigners who argued the vehicles polluted the national park and endangered cyclists and ramblers.’

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The Guardian, 24th August 2020

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High Court judge outlines reasons for granting interim injunction over anti-social behaviour in park – Local Government Lawyer

‘A High Court judge has given his reasons for granting, despite his misgivings, the London Borough of Hackney an interim injunction against anti-social behaviour in a park.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 22nd July 2020

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London Parks and Gardens Trust Challenges Decision Making Arrangements for Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre Call-in Application – Francis Taylor Building

‘The London Parks and Gardens Trust, a rule 6 party in the forthcoming inquiry into the Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre call-in inquiry, is seeking a declaration in a judicial review that regulation 64(2) of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations 2017 fails properly to transpose the requirements of article 9a of Directive 2011/92/EU (as amended by Directive 2014/52/EU) on environmental impact assessment.’

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Francis Taylor Building, 19th June 2020

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Council loses Court of Appeal battle over personal injury claim following tree root trip in park – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 2nd, 2020 in footpaths, local government, news, parks, personal injuries, trees by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has found that a council was liable for an injury suffered by a claimant when she tripped on a tree root on a path constructed in a park by one of its predecessor authorities.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 2nd June 2020

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London council secures borough-wide injunction against illegal encampments – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 17th, 2018 in injunctions, local government, news, parks, travellers by sally

‘Bromley Council has persuaded the High Court to grant a borough-wide injunction against illegal encampments on land it owns or manages.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th August 2018

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Valued Landscapes – A Legal Perspective – No. 5 Chambers

Posted August 6th, 2018 in environmental protection, news, parks, planning by sally

‘“Valued landscapes” have become a frequent and significant feature in planning decision making since the advent of the National Planning Policy Framework (the “NPPF”).’

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No. 5 Chambers, 4th July 2018

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Disabled boy sues theme park over lack of suitable toilet – BBC News

Posted May 24th, 2018 in disability discrimination, equality, news, parks by tracey

‘A severely disabled boy is suing a theme park for failing to provide a suitable “changing places” lavatory.’

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BBC News, 24th May 2018

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Court of Appeal rejects challenge over power to close parks for festivals – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Court of Appeal has rejected an attempt to stop London boroughs holding large music festivals in public parks, setting up a potential Supreme Court challenge.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st November 2017

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Parks police dismissal does not engage article 8 – UK Police Law Blog

‘The recent case of Vining & Ors v London Borough of Wandsworth [2017] EWCA Civ 1092 represents an attempt to circumvent restrictions on certain types of officers from enjoying employment law rights – in a claim of unfair dismissal and for a protective award in respect of an alleged failure in collective consultation relating to their redundancies.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 15th August 2017

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Council fined £1m after disabled man hit by vehicle for collecting branches – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 21st, 2017 in disabled persons, fines, guilty pleas, health & safety, local government, news, parks by tracey

‘Nottinghamshire County Council has been fined £1m after a disabled member of the public was struck by a vehicle used for collecting branches.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st April 2017

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Open Space – Local Government Law

Posted February 22nd, 2017 in local government, news, parks, sale of land by sally

‘One of the issues in Whitstable Society v Canterbury City Council [2017] EWHC 254 (Admin) was whether the notification and consultation proceedings required by Section 123(2A) in relation to open space land owned by a local authority ought to have been gone through in respect of the sale of land owned by the City Council. Dove J held not, notwithstanding that the land had been acquired for development as open space and had not been formally appropriated to any other use.’

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Local Government Law, 15th February 2017

Source: www.11kbw.com

Regina (Harris and another) v Broads Authority – WLR Daily

Posted April 20th, 2016 in environmental protection, judicial review, news, parks by sally

‘The Broads comprised over 300 square kilometres of wetland landscapes in east Norfolk and Suffolk. The Broads Authority (“the authority”) was constituted under the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads Act 1988 and had a general duty to manage the Broads. The authority was also the local planning authority for the area and a harbour and navigation authority. However, the Broads was not a National Park designated under the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949, nor was the authority a National Park Authority under that statute. In January 2015 the authority passed a resolution by which it decided that the brand “Broads National Park” be adopted for marketing related purposes. The claimant sought judicial review of that decision on the ground, inter alia, that unless it conformed to the “Sandiford principle” it should not hold itself out as a National Park. That principle, set out in para 2.15 of the Report of the National Park Policies Review Committee 1974, stated that the preservation and enhancement of natural beauty should take precedence to the promotion of public enjoyment. An issue arose as to whether a public body which in law was not a National Park, could represent itself (and allow itself to be represented) as a National Park and thereby to enjoy the benefits of National Park status despite the fact that the public body had decided to cease to seek to become a National Park, inter alia, because it did not wish to be subject to the legal duties imposed on National Parks and National Park Authorities.’

Regina (Harris and another) v Broads Authority [2016] EWHC 799 (Admin)

WLR Daily, 12th April 2016

Source: www.iclr.co.uk