The four new driving laws coming into force in UK this month – The Independent

Posted September 16th, 2022 in news, road safety, road traffic, road traffic offences, roads, telecommunications by tracey

‘Motorists have been urged to be familiar with new driving laws that have been rolled out this month, including stricter rules against the use of mobile phones.’

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The Independent, 16th September 2022

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Claimant seeks judicial review of grant of planning permission which will see closure of highway – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 13th, 2022 in judicial review, news, planning, roads by tracey

‘The City of York Council has been threatened with a judicial review of its decision to grant planning permission for the extension of a museum which detractors argue involves removing a vital route into the city for pedestrians and cyclists.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th September 2022

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Smart motorways: Lack of hard shoulder contributed to death – coroner – BBC News

Posted September 12th, 2022 in accidents, coroners, inquests, news, road safety, roads by tracey

‘The lack of a hard shoulder on a stretch of smart motorway in South Yorkshire contributed to the death of a grandmother, a coroner has ruled.’

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BBC News, 10th September 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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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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Law Commission starts debate on how to regulate remote driving – Law Commission

Posted June 24th, 2022 in dangerous driving, Law Commission, news, road safety, road traffic, roads by tracey

‘The Law Commission of England and Wales have today published a paper asking for views on the need and options for regulating remote driving on public roads.’

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Law Commission, 24th 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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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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Councils secure continuation of injunction over fuel terminal protests until May 2023 – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 7th, 2022 in demonstrations, injunctions, local government, news, roads by sally

‘Essex County Council and Thurrock Council have secured an extension to May 2023 of an injunction which prevents protestors from blocking roads and vehicles at key fuel terminals and filling stations in the area.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 6th June 2022

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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