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.
planning permission and listed building consent for works to the Grade II* listed Middlesex Guildhall in Parliament Square. Those works were required to enable the building to accommodate the new Supreme Court, which is to replace the House of Lords as the United Kingdom's highest court. Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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