Government to make it easier to levy penalties on companies responsible for leaving potholes – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 16th, 2022 in local government, news, penalties, roads by tracey

‘Local authorities will be able to scrutinise poorly performing road work companies more often as part of a new performance-based inspections regime aimed at preventing poor quality road works. The new Government policy will see the worst performing utility companies face financial penalties if they fail to meet “strict” standards.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th May 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

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

Source: constructionblog.practicallaw.com

Extinction Rebellion vicar protester has conviction quashed – BBC News

‘A vicar who took part in a peaceful Extinction Rebellion demonstration outside a Ministry of Defence site has had her conviction quashed.’

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BBC News, 24th March 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Duties of care, highways authorities and occupiers of land adjoining the highway – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 7th, 2022 in accidents, appeals, duty of care, local government, news, road safety, roads, trespass by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal recently considered whether claims under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1984 against occupiers of land adjoining a highway, and against the relevant highway authority, arising from a tragic road traffic accident were reasonable causes of action or had a real prospect of success. James Marwick, Matthew White and Julian Horne analyse the ruling.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th February 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

New Highway Code rules change who has priority at roundabouts – The Independent

Posted January 24th, 2022 in codes of practice, news, roads by tracey

‘Three new updates will be implemented from next week.’

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The Independent, 24th January 2022

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Carriageways, footways and standards of maintenance – Local Government Lawyer

‘Shaun O’Neil and Nicola Hyam report on a recent case where a claimant sought to argue that a village road in the Lakes should have been maintained to the standards of a footway.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th January 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Parish loses legal challenge over decision by borough council to grant planning permission for road bridge to housing developments – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 13th, 2022 in judicial review, local government, news, planning, roads by tracey

‘Ashchurch Rural Parish Council has lost a judicial review challenge it brought over construction of a bridge to access large planned housing developments.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th January 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Supreme Court to hear case on planning conditions and dedication of highways – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 11th, 2022 in appeals, local government, news, planning, road safety, roads, Supreme Court by tracey

‘The Supreme Court has given Swindon Borough Council permission to appeal in a case about whether a planning condition can require the dedication of a highway.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th January 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Council loses High Court battle over whether private way was a “road” under Road Traffic Regulation Act – Local Government Lawyer

Posted December 7th, 2021 in local government, news, planning, road traffic, roads by sally

‘Isle of Wight Council’s decision that a privately owned way in Ryde was not a “road” for the purposes of the Traffic Regulation Act 1984 has been overturned, following a High Court legal challenge.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 6th December 2021

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Insulate Britain: Injunction banning protests on London’s roads extended – BBC News

‘An injunction to ban Insulate Britain protesters from holding demonstrations on London’s roads has been extended.’

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BBC News, 19th October 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Priti Patel to enable police to stop disruptive protesters going to demos – The Guardian

‘Protesters disrupting motorways will be prevented from travelling around the country under new powers to be handed to the police, Priti Patel will announce on Tuesday.’

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The Guardian, 5th October 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Ministers plan legal action to stop Insulate Britain disrupting motorways – The Guardian

‘Priti Patel and Grant Shapps are seeking a court injunction to stop environmental protesters from targeting major motorways after five days of tailbacks and damaging headlines for the government.’

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The Guardian, 21st September 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Research Briefing: Regulating electric scooters (e-scooters) – House of Commons Library

Posted September 3rd, 2021 in motorcycles, news, parliament, regulations, road safety, road traffic, roads by tracey

‘This briefing paper provides an overview of the existing legal framework for electric scooters (e-scooters). It also analyses the arguments for and against legalising e-scooters on UK roads, drawing on the limited evidence from other countries and cities that have sanctioned their use.’

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House of Commons Library, 1st September 2021

Source: commonslibrary.parliament.uk

York Council Accused Of Breaching Equality Duty – Each Other

‘Disability activists allege that City of York Council have breached their legal duty to promote equality by seeking to expand their “footstreets” scheme, which would permanently pedestrianise the city centre and potentially limit access for disabled patrons.’

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Each Other, 16th August 2021

Source: eachother.org.uk

Prosecutors review Extinction Rebellion cases as third protester in three days has conviction quashed – The Independent

‘Prosecutors are reviewing numerous Extinction Rebellion cases after a third protester in as many days had their conviction quashed.’

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The Independent, 5th August 2021

Source: www.independent.co.uk

High court victory for Stonehenge campaigners as tunnel is ruled unlawful – The Guardian

‘Campaigners including archaeologists, environmental groups and druids have won a high court battle to prevent a controversial road project that includes a tunnel near Stonehenge.’

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The Guardian, 30th July 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Judge rejects legal challenge over £27.4bn roads programme – Local Government Lawyer

‘The High Court has thrown out a campaign group’s legal challenge to the Government’s £27.4bn Road Investment Strategy 2: 2020-25.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 29th July 2021

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Activists lose legal bid to stop £27bn roads plan for England – The Guardian

‘Campaigners have lost a legal challenge to the government’s £27bn roadbuilding programme after the high court dismissed their application for a judicial review.’

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The Guardian, 26th July 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Supreme Court backs protesters and rules blocking roads can be ‘lawful’ way to demonstrate – The Independent

‘The Supreme Court has ruled that protests can be a “lawful excuse” to block roads, as the government pushes for new laws to limit peaceful demonstrations. Britain’s most senior judges said it was right to acquit a group of protesters who blockaded the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair in London in 2017.’

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The Independent, 26th June 2021

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High Court judge hands down ruling on lawful scope of statutory consultation response – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 30th, 2021 in consultations, local government, news, planning, roads by tracey

‘Norfolk County Council wrongly took account of the economic benefits of a development proposal when in its capacity as highways authority it decided not to object to its impact on a local main road.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 29th April 2021

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk