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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.

Merrow Golden

Permission Granted in JR of the Oil and Gas Authority Strategy

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

Craig Howell Williams QC
Isabella Tafur
Meyric Lewis
Hugh Flanagan

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

Merrow Golden

A38 Derby Junctions DCO Quashed

The grant of a Development Consent Order approving a major junction improvement scheme on the A38 in Derby has been quashed pursuant to a consent order. Read more

Sutton Trust

FTB Participates in Sutton Trust Pathways to Law National Summer Conference

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

Richard Honey QC

Richard Honey QC Appointed a Bencher of Inner Temple

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

George Mackenzie

Court of Appeal Clarifies Scope of Reg. 38(7)

The Court of Appeal has clarified the scope and operation of reg. 38(7) of the Valuation Tribunal for England (Council Tax and Rating Appeals) (Procedure) Regulations 2009 in two conjoined appeals from the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber). Read more

George Mackenzie

Court of Appeal Confirms Approach Taken in St Anselm to Breach of Conditions

In Royale Parks v SSHCLG [2021] 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 [2003] EWHC 1592 (Admin) was correct, notwithstanding the reservations expressed in that judgment by Sullivan J.  Read more

Gary Grant

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

Ned Westaway

New Court of Appeal Judgment on Public Nuisance and the Dedication of Rights of Way

The Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal in Garland and Salaman v SSEFRA [2021] 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

Meyric Lewis

Revocation Order Compensation Liability Avoided by Late JR of Planning Permission

Epsom and Ewell Borough Council has avoided liability for compensation for the effects of a rare “revocation order” made by them to revoke a planning permission granted in error for residential development by launching a Councillor-led judicial review of the grant after the revocation order proceedings had commenced. Read more

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