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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.

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

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

Sustainabilty Rules OK

The Secretary of State has refused planning permission for the Quinn Glass factory, on the site of the former Ince B power station near Elton in Cheshire, as a result of a wide range of objections to the development and despite recognising that there would be some benefits from employment development on a brownfield site. Read more

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

Village Green Application

An Inspector has recommended the rejection of an application to register land at Bredon Road, Tewkesbury, as a town or village green. The application, which was made by local residents, was opposed by Gloucestershire County Council in its capacity as the relevant Highways Authority. Read more

Luton - Dunstable Guided Busway

The Secretary of State for Transport has published the decision on the Transport and Works Act Inquiry and has made the TWA Order and granted deemed planning permission for the Luton - Dunstable Guided Busway. This inquiry sat for 9 weeks between February 2005 and August 2005. Read more

Andrea Biondi Becomes Professor

FTB is delighted to announce that Andrea Biondi has been made the Professor of European Union Law at King's College London.   Read more

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

Another House of Lords Victory: Environmental Assessment Regulations Held to be Unlawful

The House of Lords has declared the Environmental Assessment Regulations to be unlawful because they do not permit EIA at the reserved matters stage. Read more

Robert McCracken QC, public, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Meyric Lewis, planning and judicial review barrister at Francis Taylor Building

Central London Too Noisy for Flats?

Mr Justice Collins has quashed a permission for a mixed use development including flats close to Oxford Street. Westminster City Council failed adequately to address the impact of external noise on the amenity of the new flats by reference to the relevant UDP noise standards. Read more

Local Development Framework - First Core Strategy Found Sound

South Cambridgeshire District Council has become the first council in England to receive an Inspector's report finding its Core Strategy Development Plan Document to be sound. Read more

TFL Bill Progresses Through House of Lords Procedures

On 23 October 2006 a Select Committee of the House of Lords considered the opposed clauses within the Transport for London Bill. Read more

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