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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.

FTB Maintains Prominence in Planning Survey 2008

FTB members featured heavily in the rankings in the Planning Magazine Planning Survey 2008, with a total of 11 silks making it into the Highest Rated Planning Silks ranking, with new member Richard Humphreys QC a new entry. Read more

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

Secretary of State Minded to Approve "Snoasis"

The Secretary of State has issued a minded to grant decision letter for the Snoasis development at Great Blakenham, near Ipswich. Read more

Planning Inspector Considers Quota County System for Aircraft Improvements

The long running set of appeals into proposals for the expansion of activities at Turweston Aerodrome have recently concluded. Among the matters being considered by the Inspector is the appropriateness of a quota count system for controlling the numbers of movements at the airfield. Read more

Declaration to Overturn Previous High Court Ruling Not an Abuse of Process

The High Court has rejected the argument that seeking a declaration to overturn a previous decision of the High Court itself is an abuse of process: see Transport for London v Bugbugs and others [2007] EWHC 2987 (QB). Read more

Cain Ormondroyd, public and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building

FTB Pupils Victorious in UKELA Moot

Chambers is pleased to announce that Thomas Cross and Cain Ormondroyd, both pupils at FTB, have been awarded the Lord Slynn of Hadley Mooting Trophy following thei Read more

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

Richard Honey Appointed to the Attorney General C Panel

FTB is delighted to announce that Richard Honey has been appointed to the Attorney General's C Panel of approved counsel. This appointment lasts for five years.   Read more

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

South Downs National Park Designation Inquiry Re-Opens

The inquiry into the designation of the South Downs National Park re-opened on 12 February 2008, almost three years after it closed. Read more

Gregory Jones QC

Office of the Independent Adjudicator

Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education amenable to judicial review. Read more

Secretary of State for Transport

Secretary of State for Transport makes Harbour Revision Order in respect of the Port of Weston, paving the way to refurbishment and revitalisation of that harbour. Read more