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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.

Hereward Phillpot QC, planning and environmental barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Timothy Comyn, planning barrister at Francis Taylor Building

Thames Gateway Bridge Inquiry Closes

The Inquiry into the proposed Thames Gateway Bridge - from Beckton to Thamesmead - (which considered three planning applications, and bridge, side roads, tolling and compulsory purchase orders) closed on 3 May 2006 after sitting for 89 days. Read more

Highways Authority Can be Liable in Statutory Nuisance for Flooding Caused by Bridges

A recent decision of the High Court has wide ranging implications for highway authorities responsible for bridges over rivers that are prone to flooding. Read more

Richard Honey, public and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building

Kenwood House Concerts Reduced in Number and Scale

Camden Council's licensing panel has reduced the application made by IMG and English Heritage for an entertainment licence for its summer picnic concerts at Kenwood House. IMG were seeking a licence for 10 concerts, with only one weekend without any concert, and 9,000 attendees. Read more

Maria Lee Appointed Member of Royal Commission on Environmental Protection

Professor Maria Lee, who is a Professor of Law at University College London as well as a member of FTB's academic panel, has been appointed a member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Protection. Read more

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