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.
Charles Mynors was recently approved by the Board of Graduate Studies of the University of Cambridge for the award of a PhD degree under the Special Regulations for his book The Law of Trees, Forests and Hedgerows. He will receive his Doctorate in Cambri
The Court of Appeal has given judgment in what will be the leading case on the statutory test to qualify as a fit and proper person to be registered as an approved driving instructor. Read more
Tower Hamlets Council and Friends of St Katharine Docks Defeat "Harmful" Redevelopment Proposals (Early Decision on the New PPS5)
In one of the first appeal decisions made under newly published PPS5, the Secretary of State has dismissed appeals against refusals of planning permission, listed building and conservation area consent for proposals to redevelop St Katharine Docks. Read more
Benington Wind Turbines Appeal dismissed: Wind Turbines Held to be Inappropriate Development in the Green Belt
This appeal was brought on behalf of the developer for a wind turbine development against the refusal of permission by East Hertfordshire District Council. The inspector dismissed the appeal following a two week public inquiry upholding the decision of the Council. Read more
Charles Mynors has been appointed as a member of the Advisory Group assisting the Prince's Regeneration Trust. Read more
Chambers is pleased to announce that Rebecca Clutten and Ned Westaway, pupils at FTB, have won the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association (UKELA) annual mooting competition. Read more
In an important High Court decision - R (Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Mental Health NHS Trust) v Oxfordshire County Council - HH Judge Waksman, QC has established that, for land to be eligible to be registered as a town or village green, there is no need to show that the majority of those who used it came from a single neighbourhood. Read more
FTB beat off competition from four other sets of chambers and 11 planning consultants to win SJ Berwin's Planning and Environmental quiz, held on Monday 8th March. Read more