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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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Jeremy Phillips, planning and licensing barrister at Francis Taylor Building

Jeremy Phillips has been Apointed to the 'C' Panel

We are pleased to announce that Jeremy Phillips has been appointed to the C List of the Unified List of Prosecuting Advocates for the Western Circuit. Read more

2 Harcourt Buildings is 'Environment and Planning Set of the Year'

We are proud to announce that 2 Harcourt Buildings has been awarded the Environment/Planning Set of the Year. Members of Chambers received this prestigious award at the Chambers & Partners Bar Awards 2006. Read more

Robert McCracken QC, public, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Alexander Booth QC, planning, infrastructure and compulsory law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Hereward Phillpot QC, planning and environmental barrister at Francis Taylor Building

Turks and Caicos Litigation: Anspach and Others - V - Minister for Planning and Oceanpoint

Judgement has now been given in Anspach & Others v Minister of Planning CL 22/06 by the Chief Justice of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Read more

Poole Twin Sails Bridge Scheme Confirmed

On 10 August 2006, the Secretary of State for Transport confirmed the Poole Opening Bridges Transport and Works Act Order and granted the associated deemed planning permission. Read more

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

Motorway Service Area Operator Entitled to Compensation for Highways Alterations

The President of the Lands Tribunal has issued his decision in the case of Moto Hospitality v Secretary of State for Transport, dealing with the conditions applying to entitlement to compensation for injurious affection where a business's trade is affected by highway works. Read more

Gregory Jones QC

High Court Finds Motor Cross Activities Both a Statutory and a Public Nuisance

East Dorset District Council -v- Matchams Motorcross World Ltd and Hoare Read more

Chambers of Robin Purchas QC Welcomes Simon Mehigan QC to Join the Set

We are pleased to announce that we have attracted Simon Mehigan QC, expert in the fields of licensing and restraint of trade, to join our set. Simon joins from 5 Paper Buildings. Read more

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

Ryarsh Brickworks

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has granted planning permission to Gallagher Properties following a public inquiry, under section 77 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, for mixed use development including A1, B1, D1, 91 dwellings and open space on the site of the former Ryarsh Brickworks at West Malling, Kent. Read more

Gregory Jones QC

When Size Isn't Everything: Premature Development in York Central

The proposal was for the redevelopment of a petrol filling station and garage for 24 flats. The site was situated within "York Central" - an area identified in the third set of changes to the York City Local Plan as an Action Area for large scale comprehensive development. Read more

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

Local Plan Policies for Affordable Housing Rejected

Two local plan inquiry inspectors have recently rejected proposed policies requiring affordable housing because the councils were relying on flawed housing needs surveys (HNS). Read more

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