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.
On 22 December 2009, the Secretary of State granted planning permission for a 3,600 urban extension to Stevenage. The proposal, which will take place on green belt land to the west of the A1(M) motorway, includes new schools, shopping centres and recreation facilities. Read more
The Secretary of State has refused to confirm a purchase notice served by landowner affected by Crossrail. The landowner held land which was to be acquired under the Crossrail Acts for use as railway sidings however it was not required until towards the end of 2013. Read more
The Court of Appeal has granted permission to Appeal against the decision of the High Court (Wyn Williams J) refusing the Claimants' application for judicial review of a grant of planning permission by the Council. Read more
Richard Honey has been appointed as the Ministerial Planning Decisions Editor of the Journal of Planning and Environment Law (JPL) with effect from the first issue of 2010. Read more
The Supreme Court has granted permission to Mr Lewis to appeal against the Court of Appeal's controversial decision on prescriptive acquisition of rights, in the context of the Commons Act 2006. The hearing will take place in the week beginning 18th January 2010. Read more
The Court of Appeal has granted permission to apply for judicial review of a grant of planning permission, by Carlisle City Council, for a freight storage and distribution facility at Carlisle airport. Read more
In a decision given on 30th November 2009 in Hong Kong Electric Company Ltd v Commissioner of Rating and Valuation, after a hearing of 19 days, the Hong Kong Lands Tribunal allowed the Company's appeal resulting a substantial reduction in the rateable value of the electricity generation, transmission and distribution undertaking which serves the whole of Hong Kong Island. Read more