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.
In a decision that will be of interest to highway authorities, a District Judge has found that two roads with no through route on the Halliwick Park Estate in Friern Barnet are not of “sufficient utility to the public” to justify them becoming maintainable at public expense under s. 37(2) of the Highways Act 1980, following a hearing at Willesden Magistrates’ Court. Read more
At a hearing on Thursday 21 November, the London Borough of Camden’s Licensing Committee refused permission for an alcohol licence for immersive zombie theatre, Variant 31 in Bloomsbury, London. Read more
The High Court has dismissed a challenge brought by Douglas Bond against the Vale of White Horse District Council’s decision to correct an error in its Adopted Policies Map (Douglas Bond v Vale of White Horse District Council  EWHC 3080 (Admin)). Read more
Following a two day hearing and consideration of extensive expert evidence, Inspector Roger Catchpole allowed an appeal and granted planning permission for the erection of a petrol filling station with sales building, canopy, car parking, 3 no. fuel pumps and ancillary facilities at 5 Welham Road, Norton, North Yorkshire YO17 9DP. Read more
The High Court has dismissed a challenge by the trustees of the Central Gurdwara (British Isles) London Khalsa Jatha to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s decision to impose additional parking restrictions in an area which includes the Central Gurdwara (Anand v RBKC  EWHC 2964 (Admin)). Read more
Timothy Mould QC (sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge) has handed down judgment this morning in R (Patel) v Dacorum Borough Council  EWHC 1234 (Admin), quashing a grant of planning permission which authorised (amongst other things) the change of use of an existing health centre to a convenience store. Read more
Caerus (Sotheron Place) Limited’s appeal against the refusal of planning permission by LB Hammersmith and Fulham has been dismissed following a public inquiry. Read more
Islington Succeeds in Important High Court Challenge to Secretary of State’s Approach to Immunity from Enforcement Action
The London Borough of Islington has overturned a planning Inspector’s finding that development was immune from enforcement action in the High Court. Read more