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 Secretaries of State for Communities and Local Government and Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform have decided to grant permission to London Array Limited to build an onshore substation in Kent to serve the development of a 1,000 MW offshore wind farm of up to 271 turbines - the largest proposed offshore wind farm in the UK. Read more
The London Borough of Richmond has made The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames (Parking Places) (Supplementary Provisions) (Permits) Order 2007 and the (Amendment No.1) Order 2007 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 which for the first time impose differential parking charges aimed to reduce CO2 emissions. This example has already been copied elsewhere in London. Read more
The Court of Arches has allowed an appeal against a judgment of Chancellor George Pulman QC (sitting in the Consistory Court of the Diocese of Chelmsford) whereby he refused to grant a faculty for a 3G phone mast in a church tower on the basis that it would facilitate the transmission of pornography. Read more
On July 18 Cambridge Magistrates upheld an appeal brought by the South Cambridgeshire Divisional Commander, Superintendent Simon Megicks, against the previous decision of Cambridge City Council granting a licence to JD Wetherspoons for a new pub on the Cambridge Leisure Park. Read more
The task of obtaining planning permission in the Green Belt has been eased by the Court of Appeal's decision on 23 June 2008 (the Master of the Rolls, sitting with Carnwath and Wilson LJJ) allowing an appeal by Mr and Mrs Butler in Wychavon DC v Secretary of State for CLG and Butler  EWCA 692, concerning the proper interpretation of para 3.2 of PPG2. Read more
Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd appeared before the House of Lords Select Committee and raised the issue of infrastructure management of the central tunnel of the Crossrail route. Read more