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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.

Administrative Court Upholds Appeal by way of Case Stated

Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council v. Food City Express Ltd [2008] WLR (D) 314 Read more

FTB's 14 New Entries

FTB is delighted to see that we have retained and improved our positions in the rankings in the Legal 500 2008 editions of our specialised practices areas in planning, environmental, administration and public law and licensing. We also had 14 individual new entries in the rankings this year. Read more

Philip Petchey, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building

Controversial Village Green Application Rejected

The Planning and Regulation Committee of Oxfordshire County Council on 14th January 2008 rejected an application to register as a village green two of the filled-in gravel pits at Radley Lakes, near Abingdon. Read more

Charles Mynors Elected to Fellowship of the RICS

Charles Mynors was today elected to the class of Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Read more

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

Robert McCracken QC Nominated as Silk of the Year

Robert McCracken QC has been nominated as Planning and Environment Silk of the Year for the Chambers Directory Awards, 2008   Read more

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

Smithfield Market Saved

The Secretary of State has refused Thornfield Properties' application for permission for the demolition of the General Market Building at Smithfield. The City of London supported the application. Read more

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

London Array Wind Farm Substation Permitted

The Secretaries of State for Communities and Local Government and Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform have decided to grant permission to London Array Limited to build an onshore substation in Kent to serve the development of a 1,000 MW offshore wind farm of up to 271 turbines - the largest proposed offshore wind farm in the UK. Read more

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

Parking Charges in Richmond

The London Borough of Richmond has made The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames (Parking Places) (Supplementary Provisions) (Permits) Order 2007 and the (Amendment No.1) Order 2007 under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 which for the first time impose differential parking charges aimed to reduce CO2 emissions. This example has already been copied elsewhere in London. Read more

Philip Petchey, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building

Court of Arches Permit 3G Phone Mast in Church Tower

The Court of Arches has allowed an appeal against a judgment of Chancellor George Pulman QC (sitting in the Consistory Court of the Diocese of Chelmsford) whereby he refused to grant a faculty for a 3G phone mast in a church tower on the basis that it would facilitate the transmission of pornography. Read more

Docklands Light Railway Order

The Docklands Light Railway (Capacity Enhancement and 2012 Games Preparation) Order has been made by the Secretary of State following a public inquiry at which the promoter, DLR, was represented by Andrew Tait QC Read more

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