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Robin Purchas QC and Andrew Tait QC have been advising the Olympic Delivery Authority on the preparation and making of the planning and other applications for the Olympics development at East London. The applications were successfully made on 9th February 2007. Guy Roots QC, Richard Glover, James Pereira and Alexander Booth continue to act for the LDA responding to statutory challenges to the...
Alexander Booth QC, planning, infrastructure and compulsory law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
On 12 February 2007 the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (in an unusually short ten-line decision letter) confirmed without modification the three compulsory purchase orders concerning contested parts of the 120 km route of a new high pressure gas pipeline to connect new LNG terminals at Milford Haven with the National Transmission System. At the public inquiry National Grid Gas plc was...
An Inspector appointed by the Welsh Assembly Government has allowed an appeal from the refusal of Monmouthshire County Council to grant planning permission and listed building consent in respect of a residential courtyard development for 24 apartments adjoining 'The Mount', a Grade II listed building on a prominent hillside overlooking Chepstow. The Appellant was represented at the public inquiry...
An Inspector appointed by the Welsh Assembly Government has allowed an appeal from the refusal of Monmouthshire County Council to grant planning permission and listed building consent in respect of a residential courtyard development for 24 apartments adjoining 'The Mount', a Grade II listed building on a prominent hillside overlooking Chepstow. The Appellant was represented at the public inquiry...
Douglas Edwards QC, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
In an important decision for the future of wharves in London, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has refused planning permission for a mixed use scheme for residential and commercial uses and partial wharf reactivation through an aggregates handling and cement importation facility and passenger pier on land including Peruvian and Plaistow wharves in the London Borough of...
Guy Roots QC, planning and environtmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
The Inquiry into the Compulsory Purchase Order made by the London Development Agency to acquire over 300 hectares of land in the Lower Lea Valley for the Olympic and Legacy Development opened on 9th May and finished on 11th August. Guy Roots QC, Richard Glover and James Pereira appeared for the London Development Agency. Over 80 objectors appeared at the inquiry. On 18th December 2006, the...
Robert McCracken QC, public, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
The Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal of the Government against Mr Justice Sullivan's quashing of the New Forest National Park Designation Order in respect of Hinton Admiral Park, the seat of Sir George Meyrick Bart [2007] EWCA Civ 53
Robert McCracken QC, public, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
The Secretary of State has refused planning permission for the Quinn Glass factory, on the site of the former Ince B power station near Elton in Cheshire, as a result of a wide range of objections to the development and despite recognising that there would be some benefits from employment development on a brownfield site. The development was comprehensively rejected on a number of grounds, many...
Alexander Booth QC, planning, infrastructure and compulsory law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
An Inspector has recommended the rejection of an application to register land at Bredon Road, Tewkesbury, as a town or village green. The application, which was made by local residents, was opposed by Gloucestershire County Council in its capacity as the relevant Highways Authority. The Authority did not wish to see the land registered as a village green, because the land may prove to be needed...
The Secretary of State for Transport has published the decision on the Transport and Works Act Inquiry and has made the TWA Order and granted deemed planning permission for the Luton - Dunstable Guided Busway. This inquiry sat for 9 weeks between February 2005 and August 2005. The Secretary of State has also published the decision in respect of the Public Open Space inquiry and granted...

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