High Court gives green light for fourth judicial review challenge regarding future of London housing estate – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 15th, 2022 in consultations, housing, judicial review, local government, London, news, planning by tracey

‘A judicial review challenge of Lambeth Council’s planning approval of a plan that would demolish part of a 1970s estate will be heard in November, making it the fourth judicial review application concerning the estate in seven years.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th August 2022

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Breach of condition notices and the public sector equality duty – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 15th, 2022 in enforcement notices, judicial review, local government, news, planning by tracey

‘A High Court judge recently dismissed a judicial review challenge over a council’s decision to issue a Breach of Condition Notice. Roderick Morton explains why.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th August 2022

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Sizewell C nuclear plant approval faces legal challenge – The Guardian

‘Campaigners have begun a legal challenge against the government’s decision to give the Sizewell C nuclear power station the go-ahead amid warnings that UK nuclear plants will be on the frontline of climate breakdown.’

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The Guardian, 8th August 2022

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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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High Court refuses council judicial review bid over routeing of lorries to HS2 construction sites – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 28th, 2022 in judicial review, local government, news, planning, railways, roads by sally

‘A judicial review application by Buckinghamshire Council contesting a decision by the Secretary of State for Transport and the Secretary of State for Levelling up, Housing and Communities to approve lorry routes for the construction of High Speed 2 has been refused by the High Court.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 26th July 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

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Case Preview: Hillside Parks Limited v Snowdonia National Park Authority – UKSC Blog

Posted July 8th, 2022 in appeals, housing, local government, news, planning, Supreme Court by sally

‘In this post, Sam Porter, an Associate in the Planning team at CMS, previews the upcoming Supreme Court decision in the case of Hillside Parks Limited v Snowdonia National Park Authority UKSC 2020/0211. The case was heard on 4 July 2022.’

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UKSC Blog, 7th July 2022

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Supreme Court to consider next week principle on planning conditions, dedication of highways and compensation – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 5th, 2022 in compensation, news, planning, roads, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court will next week (12 July) consider whether the principle enunciated by the Court of Appeal that a planning condition could not lawfully require the developer to dedicate land for public purposes without the payment of compensation, is correct in law.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th July 2022

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Defendant fined £26k after failing to comply with planning enforcement notices – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 1st, 2022 in enforcement notices, fines, local government, news, planning by tracey

‘A Wiltshire man has been ordered to pay more than £26,000 after Wiltshire Council prosecuted him for non-compliance with planning enforcement notices at a site in Bromham.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 29th June 2022

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Judge rejects legal challenge to decision-making for distributor road serving 7,500-home scheme – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 23rd, 2022 in consultations, judicial review, local government, news, planning, roads by sally

‘A judicial review challenging Wiltshire Council’s decision-making in relation to a major new distributor road serving a large-scale development project, the Future Chippenham programme, has been dismissed by a High Court judge.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st June 2022

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High Court quashes planning permission over flawed report from planning officer – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 22nd, 2022 in housing, judicial review, local government, news, planning by sally

The High Court has quashed Bristol City Council’s grant of planning permission for a 62-home development on a former zoo car park, following a judicial review claim that argued the local authority based its decision on a flawed planning officer’s report.

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st June 2022

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Burying of Victorian bridge in Cumbria must be reversed, says council – The Guardian

Posted June 17th, 2022 in complaints, local government, news, planning, railways, repairs, roads by tracey

‘The government’s road agency will be forced to remove hundreds of tonnes of concrete it used to bury a Victorian bridge arch despite offering a £450,000 sweetener to allow the controversial scheme to stay. Eden district council’s planning committee resisted the offer by unanimously deciding to refuse National Highways (NH) retrospective planning permission for a crude infilling project at Great Musgrave, Cumbria, that was widely condemned as “cultural vandalism”.’

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The Guardian, 16th June 2022

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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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Judge rejects legal challenge to grant of planning permission in dispute over whether committee could impose condition requiring 12 ecological corridor – Local Government Lawyer

‘A High Court judge has dismissed a judicial review challenge of BCP Council’s decision to grant full planning permission for a substantial mixed use development in Bournemouth.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 23rd May 2022

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Did you see? You may have missed… Mr Charles Beresford Davies-Gilbert v Mr Henry James Goacher, Mr Steven Adrian Chester [2022] EWHC 969 – Gatehouse Chambers

‘The Claimant was the owner and/or estate manager of land known as the Gilbert Estate. The Defendants were both freehold owners of land subject to restrictive covenants in favour of land owned by the Claimant. The relevant covenant prohibited any construction without a written licence, “such licence not to be unreasonably withheld.”’

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Gatehouse Chambers, 11th May 2022

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Landlord ordered to pay £230k over flats that were below minimum size standards and not in compliance with planning permission – Local Government Lawyer

‘A landlord in London who “illegally squashed” seven flats into a development that only had planning permission for six, has been ordered to pay £230,000 under a confiscation order.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th May 2022

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Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill – how is the planning system changing? – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 17th, 2022 in bills, local government, news, planning by tracey

‘Bob Pritchard picks out key elements of the explanatory notes to the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill to see what changes are in store for the planning system.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th May 2022

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EV charging infrastructure – construction, projects, planning and tax issues – Practical Law: Construction Blog

‘In the third and final blog in our series looking at common queries on the roll out of EV infrastructure (see our previous blogs on progress and challenges and landlord and tenant issues) we focus on construction, planning and tax aspects.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 11th May 2022

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Council facing judicial review challenge over approval of plans to double size of poultry farm – Local Government Lawyer

‘A judicial review application has been made against Powys County Council over its decision to grant planning permission for the expansion of a poultry farm that is in the catchment area of a Special Area of Conservation.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th May 2022

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Wetlands protection law delays building of new homes in England – The Guardian

‘A legal requirement that new houses do not pollute nearby wetlands, rivers and nature reserves has halted development across a swath of England.’

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The Guardian, 2nd May 2022

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