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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.

Cain Ormondroyd, public and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building

Cain Ormondroyd Appointed to Attorney General's C Panel

FTB is delighted to announce that Cain Ormondroyd has been appointed to the Attorney General's C Panel of approved counsel. This appointment lasts for 5 years. Read more

Craig Howell Williams QC, planning, environment and public law barrister at Francis Taylor Building

RICS Mediation Panel Appointment

Craig Howell Williams QC has been appointed to the RICS General Panel of Mediators. Craig is already a member of the RICS Planning and Environment Mediation Panel. Read more

Gregory Jones QC

R.(On the Application of Garner) v Elbridge BC [2011] EWHC 86 (Admin)

The High Court refused to quash the decision to grant planning permission for a controversial redevelopment of a site opposite Hampton Court Palace.  Read more

New Appointment to Church Legal Advisory Commission

Charles Mynors has recently been invited to be a member of the Legal Advisory Commission of the General Synod of the Church of England.  Read more

Gregory Jones QC

Tree Protection Order Confirmed Unfairly

Wilkson Properties Ltd v Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea [2010] EWHC 3274 (QB)7 Read more

Charles Mynors Wins Listed Building Case in Court of Appeal

Charles Mynors appeared in 2010 for Ashford Borough Council, in the Canterbury County Court (sitting at Chatham), which was seeking to resist an application by the owners of an 18th century cottage that had been listed by the Secretary of State in 1979 as a building of special architectural or historic interest.   Read more

Sarah Sackman, public, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Gregory Jones QC

Supreme Court Makes New Law in Relation to Disturbance of European Protected Species

In Morge (FC) v Hampshire County Council [2011] UKSC 2, the Supreme Court (Lord Kerr dissenting) dismissed Mrs Morge's appeal, with the result that works on Phase 1A of the South East Hampshire Rapid Transit Scheme can be completed. Read more

Douglas Edwards QC, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building

Important New Village Green Decision

Buckinghamshire County Council has recently rejected an application to register as a town/village green a series of fields owned by Pinewood Studios and upon which the Studios wish to extend for its activities. Read more

Jeremy Pike, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building

Supreme Court to Hear Appeal in R (Lewis) V. Redcar & Cleveland BC

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

Court of Appeal Quashes Planning Permission for Deposit of Large Quantity of Waste on Golf Course

R (The Friends of Basildon Golf Club) v Basildon District Council and Basildon Golf Centre Ltd Read more