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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.

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

Indigo Ltd V. Colchester Institute [2010] EWHC 3237 (QB)

Denis Edwards appeared for the claimant in the first case dealing with an application to lift the automatic stay imposed under regulation 47G of the Public Contracts Regulations, when a contract award decision is challenged during the standstill period.  Read more

Richard Honey, public and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building

Richard Honey Elected to CPA Committee

Richard Honey has been elected as a member of the committee of the Compulsory Purchase Association.  Read more

FTB Delighted to Announce New Associate Member

FTB is delighted to be able to announce that Simon Phillips QC has accepted FTB's invitation to be an associate member at these Chambers. Read more

Annabel Graham Paul, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building

Secretary of State Refuses Appeal for Wind Farm on Account of Risk to Bats

Following a six-week public inquiry, planning permission has been refused for an eight-turbine wind farm at Linton, on the Cambridgeshire / Essex border. Read more

FTB Public Law Workshop in Solicitors Journal

FTB has been commissioned by the Solicitors Journal to provide the public law section the SJ's new Workshop series.  The workshop articles are short and give practical advice.  The public law workshops will appear on a monthly basis and will be written exclusively by members of FTB. Read more

FTB is Top Planning, Environmental and Licensing Set in Chambers and Partners

FTB is delighted to see that we have retained our positions in the rankings in the Chambers & Partners 2010/2011 edition in the major fields of planning, environmental and licensing.  Read more