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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.

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Hereward Phillpot QC, planning and environmental barrister at Francis Taylor Building

Hereward Phillpot Appointed to B Panel

On 12th February 2007, Hereward Phillpot was appointed Junior Counsel to the Crown on the Attorney General's London B panel. The appointment is for a period of 5 years. Read more

Redevelopment of Newport City Centre Gets Go Ahead

On 30 March 2007 the National Assembly for Wales confirmed (subject to agreed modifications) the Newport City Centre (Redevelopment of John Frost Square) Compulsory Purchase Order 2006, rejecting in particular the objection of Iceland Foods Limited that the scheme should be revised to retain one of their stores. Read more

Confirmation of District Centre CPO

On 1 March 2007 the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government confirmed (with an agreed modification) the extensive City of Manchester (Cheetham District Centre) CPO 2006, the third in a series of regeneration CPOs (under s.226 of the TCPA 1990, as amended) in the inner area surrounding the city centre of Manchester where Charles George QC has represented the acquiring authority, Manchester City Council. Read more

Robin Purchas QC, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Alexander Booth QC, planning, infrastructure and compulsory law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Guy Roots QC, planning and environtmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Richard Glover QC, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building

Olympic Applications Made

Robin Purchas QC and Andrew Tait QC have been advising the Olympic Delivery Authority on the preparation and making of the planning and other applications for the Olympics development at East London. The applications were successfully made on 9th February 2007. Read more

Alexander Booth QC, planning, infrastructure and compulsory law barrister at Francis Taylor Building

Milford Haven to Aberdulais Gas Pipeline

On 12 February 2007 the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (in an unusually short ten-line decision letter) confirmed without modification the three compulsory purchase orders concerning contested parts of the 120 km route of a new high pressure gas pipeline to connect new LNG terminals at Milford Haven with the National Transmission System.  Read more

Planning Permission Granted in Respect of Residential Courtyard Development

An Inspector appointed by the Welsh Assembly Government has allowed an appeal from the refusal of Monmouthshire County Council to grant planning permission and listed building consent in respect of a residential courtyard development for 24 apartments adjoining 'The Mount', a Grade II listed building on a prominent hillside overlooking Chepstow. Read more

Planning Permission Granted in Respect of Residential Courtyard Development

An Inspector appointed by the Welsh Assembly Government has allowed an appeal from the refusal of Monmouthshire County Council to grant planning permission and listed building consent in respect of a residential courtyard development for 24 apartments adjoining 'The Mount', a Grade II listed buil Read more

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

Important Decision For the Future of Wharves in London

In an important decision for the future of wharves in London, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has refused planning permission for a mixed use scheme for residential and commercial uses and partial wharf reactivation through an aggregates handling and cement importation facility and passenger pier on land including Peruvian and Plaistow wharves in the London Borough of Newham. Read more

Guy Roots QC, planning and environtmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Richard Glover QC, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building

Olympic Compulsory Purchase Order Confirmed Following Public Inquiry

The Inquiry into the Compulsory Purchase Order made by the London Development Agency to acquire over 300 hectares of land in the Lower Lea Valley for the Olympic and Legacy Development opened on 9th May and finished on 11th August. Read more

Robert McCracken QC, public, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building

New Forest National Park Order

The Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal of the Government against Mr Justice Sullivan's quashing of the New Forest National Park Designation Order in respect of Hinton Admiral Park, the seat of Sir George Meyrick Bart [2007] EWCA Civ 53 Read more

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