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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.

Gregory Jones QC

Temporary Reprieve for Bats by Supreme Court

In a rare hearing of an Appeals Panel of the Supreme Court on 27th July 2010, permission was given to appeal to the Supreme Court against the decision of the Court of Appeal in R (Morge) v Hampshire County Council [2010] EWCA Civ 608. Read more

Michael Humphries QC, property development law barrister at Francis Taylor Building

Energy Security Boost as Go-Ahead Given to New Gas Storage Project

The UK's gas storage capacity is set to rise by 15 per cent after the Government gave the go ahead on 9 September, following a public inquiry, for WINGAS Storage UK Limited to convert its Saltfleetby depleted gas field into an underground gas storage facility. Read more

Jeremy Pike, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building

No Need to Rule Out Alternatives to Wind Farm

Derbyshire Dales District Council & Peak District National Park Authority v Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government & Carsington Wind Energy  [2009] EWHC 1729 (Admin). Read more

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

The Secretary of State Rejects the Kent International Gateway Strategic Rail Freight Interchange Proposal

Kent International Gateway Limited appealed against a decision of Maidstone Borough Council to refuse planning permission for the construction of a rail/road interchange and associated infrastructure and buildings including freight handling equipment, new railway sidings, earthworks and walls, Class B8 warehousing and Class B1 uses, roads and bridges, lorry parking, a sub-station, the realignment of public rights of way and watercourses, drainage works and landscaping on 112 hectares of land adjoining the Ashford to Maidstone east railway line, to the west of the M20 and to the east of Maidstone. Read more

FTB Nominated for Chambers Bar Awards

FTB is delighted to be nominated at the Chambers & Partners Bar Awards as Environment/Planning Set of the Year once again. Read more

Keith Lindblom QC Apointed to the High Court Bench

Chambers is proud and delighted that Keith Lindblom QC has been appointed to the High Court Bench. Read more

R (P) V. The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead [2010] EWHc 1408 (Admin)

The High Court decided that where a local authority makes an assessment of a child's learning needs under s.139A of the Learning and Skills Act 2000, the making of a recommendation as to an educational placement is an essential element of the assessment and report as required by s.139B of the Act.  Read more

Charles Mynors Awarded Cambridge Doctorate

Charles Mynors was recently approved by the Board of Graduate Studies of the University of Cambridge for the award of a PhD degree under the Special Regulations for his book The Law of Trees, Forests and Hedgerows. Read more

Charles Mynors was recently approved by the Board of Graduate Studies of the University of Cambridge for the award of a PhD degree under the Special Regulations for his book The Law of Trees, Forests and Hedgerows. He will receive his Doctorate in Cambri

The Court of Appeal has given judgment in what will be the leading case on the statutory test to qualify as a fit and proper person to be registered as an approved driving instructor.  Read more

Meyric Lewis, planning and judicial review barrister at Francis Taylor Building

Tower Hamlets Council and Friends of St Katharine Docks Defeat "Harmful" Redevelopment Proposals (Early Decision on the New PPS5)

In one of the first appeal decisions made under newly published PPS5, the Secretary of State has dismissed appeals against refusals of planning permission, listed building and conservation area consent for proposals to redevelop St Katharine Docks. Read more

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