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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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