News and Resources
Below is a selection of news items, case notes, articles, books and papers authored by members of Chambers.
There is also a separate Archive of Inspector’s Reports in respect of applications to register new town or village greens.
The Supreme Court has today handed down judgment in the appeal on costs in planning statutory challenges in CPRE (Kent) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government  UKSC 36 (judgment here and press summary here), for which permission to appeal was granted in March 2020 (see here). Read more
Mrs Justice Thornton has granted permission for a judicial review against the Oil and Gas Authority and the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy regarding their decision to adopt The Oil and Gas Authority Strategy. Read more
Inspector Grants Permission for Access Roads in Milton Keynes to Facilitate the Delivery of Over 1,800 Homes in Buckinghamshire
A planning Inspector has allowed an appeal against the refusal of permission by Milton Keynes Council for access roads to facilitate the delivery of a sustainable urban extension of over 1,800 homes as part of a cross boundary application in Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire. He has also refused applications for costs by Milton Keynes Council and Newton Longville and West Bletchley Parish Councils. Read more
Francis Taylor Building is delighted to announce that Richard Honey QC has been elected a Bencher of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. Benchers, who are elected to govern the Inn, are responsible for managing the property, supervising the finances and deciding the policy of the Inn. Read more
For the second year in a row, FTB members are speaking at the Sutton Trust's Pathways to Law programme National Summer Conference. Today, members are participating in a virtual networking session for sixth form students from across the country who are interested in pursuing further education and a career in the legal sector. Further details regarding FTB's partnership with the Sutton Trust, and its other access initiatives, can be found here. Read more
In Royale Parks v SSHCLG  EWCA Civ 1101 the Court of Appeal has confirmed that the approach (to breaches of planning conditions on part of an area of land that benefits from planning permission) taken by Sullivan J (as he was) in St Anselm v First Secretary of State  EWHC 1592 (Admin) was correct, notwithstanding the reservations expressed in that judgment by Sullivan J. Read more
14 New Premises Licences Granted for Restaurants and Bars at Borough Yards in Southwark Council Cumulative Impact Zone
Southwark Council has granted 14 new Premises Licences for all the restaurants and bars at Borough Yards, London, in the heart of Southwark’s Cumulative Impact Zone. Read more
The Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal in Garland and Salaman v SSEFRA  EWCA Civ 1098, a challenge to a decision to ‘upgrade’ a footpath to a bridleway by way of a definitive map modification order under s.53 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. Read more