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Central London Too Noisy for Flats?

Robert McCracken QC
Meyric Lewis

Mr Justice Collins has quashed a permission for a mixed use development including flats close to Oxford Street. Westminster City Council failed adequately to address the impact of external noise on the amenity of the new flats by reference to the relevant UDP noise standards. The relevant condition requiring a scheme of noise insulation had also been defectively drafted. Robert McCracken QC and Meyric Lewis represented Nicholas O'Dwyer, Hereward Phillpot represented Westminster City Council [2006] EWHC 3016 (Admin).