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Jeremy Phillips QC

Jeremy Phillips QC

Year of call: 2004 (QC 2018)

Practice areas: Planning, Environment, Licensing, Major Infrastructure Projects, Local Government, Rating, Public Law, European Law

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Jeremy Phillips QC - Planning, Infrastructure, Rights of Way, Town and Village Greens

Jeremy Phillips has a broad range of experience in the specialist field of planning work, ranging from important local footpath challenges to major infrastructure inquiries. Examples include for an interested party successfully raising objections at the hearing stage in the £4bn Thames Tideway Tunnel project, to assisting in the promotion of the Weymouth and Newton Abbot bypass schemes); advising on draft Core Strategy; High Court challenges on technical issues (e.g. Beazer Homes re monies held under a s.106 and Metro Construction re designation of conservation areas); to smaller inquiries on enforcement issues and housing and retail development schemes. Jeremy represented the Bristol Ramblers Group pro bono at the inquiry concerning the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system.

Jeremy also gained unique experience at the Infrastructure Planning Commission, working for a period in-house on the development of the new regime and policies.

  • Marriner v Dorset County Council, Lyme Regis TC et al (Order Ref: FPS/C1245/7/38) – successfully resisting confirmation of footpath order from historic town centre to the seafront.
  • Mexico Crossing and Buriton Crossing - securing rail crossing extinguishment orders notwithstanding significant local objections, for Network Rail
  • Thames Tideway Tunnel project – successfully representing an interested party raising objections in relation to the impact of the £4bn major infrastructure project, which raised novel issues under the Planning Act 2008
  • Taylor v Honiton TC (East Devon DC) - representing local authority in case deciding duties of principal authorities and the extent of sanctions which m be imposed.
  • UCS new sports pavilion scheme (on behalf of LB of Barnet) - for local authority seeking to uphold a refusal of permission following officers’ recommendation to grant
  • Reliant Building Contractors Ltd v Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council: Midland Road, Nuneaton, Warwickshire (APP/W3710/A/12/2176750) - proposed developments of erection of 84 houses. Successful s.78 appeal against refusal to grant outline planning permission
  • RB of Tunbridge Wells v Arriva Plc (on behalf of Tesco Stores) [APP/M2270/A/10 /2138774] - resisting appeal against refusal of permission for development of new  Supermarket in District Centre
  • Greensquare Residents Association) v Higgins Homes PLC & Ors – Village Green Inquiry on behalf of residents association [LLC/MM/004/2008]
  • Hampshire CC v Beazer Homes Ltd [2010] EWHC 3095 (QB) - declaratory proceedings as to the obligations of LPAs in relation to monies held under a s.106 agreement
  • R (on the application of Metro Construction Ltd) v Barnet London Borough Council [2009] EWHC 2956 (Admin) - concerning the lawfulness of the designation of sites as Conservation Areas (2009)
  • Weymouth Relief Road - public inquiry jointly with Leading Counsel into major road scheme (2008) - resulting in the confirmation of the CPOs needed to enable the construction of the road required for the 2012 Olympics to proceed. Similarly involved in 4 week public inquiry into the South Devon Link Road (2009)
  • McCarthy & Stone (Developments) Ltd v Hertsmere Borough Council [APP/N1920/A/07/2018226] – successfully resisting appeal against refusal to grant planning permission and proposal to meet affordable housing requirement with off-site provision

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