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.
Doran v Secretary of State and Central Bedfordshire Council Read more
The fourth annual Boydell Lecture was delivered on 20th July by Sir Simon Jenkins, Chairman of the National Trust. The lecture, held at Inner Temple Hall, was titled ‘Trust for the Future: The Role of the National Trust and the Voluntary Sector in the Planning System.' Read more
Britannia Assets (UK) Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Medway Council  EWHC 1908 (Admin) Read more
The High Court (U & Partners (East Anglia) Ltd v The Broads Authority & The Environment Agency  EWHC 1824 (Admin)) has quashed the grant of planning permission for a flood defence wall for breaches of the environmental impact assessment (EIA) Directive, in particular Collins J held that the planning authority should have considered the impact of the crosswall on land protected by existing defences that would be abandoned were the new wall constructed. Read more
Olympics - Secretary of State's Decision on the Section 18 Appeal in Respect of Land at the East Cross Centre
The Secretary of State has rejected the contentions of landowners, Harringay Meat Traders Limited, that a certificate should be granted under section 18 of the Land Compensation Act 1961, on appeal from an application under section 17 to LB Hackney as local planning authority, for uses beyond B1, B2 or B8 (other than ancillary uses). Read more
Colchester United have succeeded in winning approval from Colchester Borough Council for 5 training pitches and facilities building including meeting, training and physiotherapy rooms, gym, canteen and changing facilities on a 9 hectare site at Grange Road, Tiptree. One of the pitches and the changing rooms and canteen will be available for use by local community teams. Read more
The Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey Bengali Welfare Association appealed against Surrey Heath Borough Council's refusals of planning permission and conservation area consent for a proposed development of a new mosque and associated facilities and the demolition of a locally listed building in the Royal Military Academy/Staff College/A30 London Road Conservation Area on the edge of Camberley town centre. Read more
Secretary of State Quashes Section 17 Certificate for Residential, Business and Retail Use and Issues New Certificate for Amenity Space
Following a public inquiry held in January and February 2011, the Secretary of State has allowed the appeal of the compensating authority, Devon County Council, made under section 18 of the Land Compensation Act 1961 and quashed the Certificate issued under section 17 by the local planning authority, North Devon District Council, for residential, business and retail uses on over 4 hectares of land at Anchorwood Bank, Barnstaple. Read more
The Court of Appeal has decided that a pregnant woman who leaves work on account of her pregnancy does not retain "worker" status for the purposes of Directive 2004/38/EC ("the Residence Directive"). Read more