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.
Planning permission has been refused on appeal for Time Out Markets Ltd’s proposal for a fine dining food market in former horse stables behind frontage properties on Commercial Street opposite Spitalfields Market. The site, a 3-storey Victorian stables building, is landlocked by properties fronting onto surrounding streets and is overlooked from the rear of Grade II listed Georgian houses on Wilkes Street to the north. The stables building is unlisted but lies within the Brick Lane and Fournier Street Conservation Area and is close to Hawkmoor’s Grade I listed Christ Church, Spitalfields. Read more
Mr Justice Robin Knowles has dismissed a landowner’s application for leave in a s. 289 appeal against the decision of an Inspector to refuse planning permission (on a ground (a) appeal against an enforcement notice) for a valet parking business in the Green Belt in Solihull. Read more
Cappagh Public Works Ltd v London Borough of Sutton, Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Government, and Prologis UK CCCXXVII SARL CO/13667/2018. Following a full day’s hearing, the Planning Court (Mr Robin Purchas QC) refused to grant permission to the Claimant and dismissed its challenge the adoption of the London Borough of Sutton Local Plan 2018. Read more
The High Court (Supperstone J) has handed down judgment in R (Spragge) v Westminster City Council  EWHC 2058 (Admin). Read more
High Court Rules Reasons Required When Discharging Conditions Read more
HHJ Jarman QC today handed down an important judgement quashing the decision of Corby Clinical Commissioning Group to downgrade the urgent care walk-in centre in Corby. The Claimant, Lyn Buckingham, a local NHS healthcare campaigner, was successful on all of her grounds of Judicial Review. Read more
High Court Refuses Permission to Challenge the International Advanced Manufacturing Park Area Action Plan by Way of Judicial Review
Sunderland City Council and South Tyneside Council are promoting a 150ha International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) for automotive suppliers on land adjacent to the Nissan manufacturing plant in Sunderland. Read more
Valuation Tribunal for England (VTE) Determines Guardian Scheme Failed to Mitigate Non-domestic Rates
Ludgate House was a large commercial office building on the Thames by Blackfriars Bridge. It has now been demolished and is being redeveloped. Prior to demolition and whilst the plans for redevelopment were being finalised, the owners of the building employed a security services company to provide guardians. Guardians are short term licencees who would live in the building and were required to stay there at least 5 nights a week and report the presence of any person they suspected did not have permission to be in the building. Read more
Maximus Networks Limited (Maximus) submitted a large number of applications for prior approval under Part 16, Class A permitted development rights to construct telephone kiosks across London. In all cases, Maximus had failed in its obligation to give notice of the applications to the owners of the land to which the proposals related. As a result a number of London Boroughs refused to validate the applications for prior approval. Read more