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.
FTB is delighted to announce that the Secretary of State has appointed Guy Roots QC, Craig Howell Williams QC and Douglas Ed Read more
The Second Edition of "The Law of Compulsory Purchase" by Guy Roots QC, Michael Humphries QC, Robert Fookes and James Pereira has just been published by Bloomsbury Professional. Read more
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