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.
Benington Wind Turbines Appeal dismissed: Wind Turbines Held to be Inappropriate Development in the Green Belt
This appeal was brought on behalf of the developer for a wind turbine development against the refusal of permission by East Hertfordshire District Council. The inspector dismissed the appeal following a two week public inquiry upholding the decision of the Council. Read more
Charles Mynors has been appointed as a member of the Advisory Group assisting the Prince's Regeneration Trust. Read more
Chambers is pleased to announce that Rebecca Clutten and Ned Westaway, pupils at FTB, have won the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association (UKELA) annual mooting competition. Read more
In an important High Court decision - R (Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Mental Health NHS Trust) v Oxfordshire County Council - HH Judge Waksman, QC has established that, for land to be eligible to be registered as a town or village green, there is no need to show that the majority of those who used it came from a single neighbourhood. Read more
FTB beat off competition from four other sets of chambers and 11 planning consultants to win SJ Berwin's Planning and Environmental quiz, held on Monday 8th March. Read more
Francis Taylor Building is delighted that two of its members have been selected to take silk. Read more
Westminster City Council were granted an injunction by the High Court preventing Edward Davenport from using his Mayfair property in Portland Place for any non residential purposes including commercial parties tango or pole-dancing lessons, parties, photoshoots and filming. Read more