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On 16 November 2017 the Court of Appeal (Hickinbottom LJ, presiding) gave judgment in Friends of Finsbury Park v Haringey London Borough Council (2) Festival Republic Limited (3) Live Nation (Music) Limited, The Open Spaces Society [Intervenor] (C1/2016/2662), dismissing an appeal from Supperstone J’s refusal of a judicial review which challenged Haringey LBC’s decision to allow Wireless Festival...
We are delighted to announce that the annual FTB Kingsland Cup and Prize Moot competition is now open to teams of undergraduate, GDL and BPTC students. With moots covering European, environmental and public law, the competition will take place over three rounds. The first round sees entrants judged on their skeleton arguments, with the top-scoring teams appearing at the semi-final in London...
Mr Justice Dove has dismissed three joined claims seeking to challenge the Secretary of State’s confirmation of the London Borough of Camden (Bacton Low Rise) Compulsory Purchase Order 2015 and the acquiring authority’s making of a General Vesting Declaration pursuant to the CPO. The CPO enabled the acquiring authority, Camden LBC, to compulsorily acquire the interests in one flat on a 1960s...
The Secretary of State allowed an appeal by Oaklands College and Taylor Wimpey against the refusal of St Albans Council to grant planning permission for a comprehensive refurbishment of the College, enabled by 348 dwellings just outside the City. Overall, the development was ‘inappropriate’ as well as being substantively harmful in Green Belt policy terms, but the Secretary of State accepted the...
The High Court has rejected a challenge to a planning permission granted by Westminster City Council for redevelopment of a historic timber yard. The timber yard had been in use continuously for that purpose since the mid-19th century, and was unique nationally for that reason.  The building itself was also recognised to be of some interest despite not having been listed.  It was located in a...
The Court of Appeal has considered the meaning of the phrase “deliverable sites” in the context of the requirement in paragraph 47 of the National Planning Policy Framework for a five year housing land supply.  Giving the leading judgment in St Modwen v SSCLG & ERYC [2017] EWCA Civ 1643, Lord Justice Lindblom said that, to be deliverable in this sense, a site has to be capable of being...
Gregory Jones QC
The first two weeks of the public examination into the Cotswold District Council local plan have closed.  The plan seeks to set out the council’s planning policies for  the period up to 2031.   The plan seeks to provide more than 8,400 housing requirement. 80% of its 450 square miles is nationally designated as part of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are 239 scheduled...
On 25-26 October 2017 the High Court is due to hear a judicial review challenge to the London Borough of Haringey’s decision to establish the Haringey Development Vehicle (HDV), the largest local authority development vehicle of its kind. The proposed HDV will be a Limited Liability Partnership owned 50% by the Council and 50% by a private company, Lendlease. Haringey has committed to the...
Gregory Jones QC
Skipton Properties appealed against Craven District Council’s insistence that 40% of the homes on a virtually completed estate, off Moorview Way, should be “affordable”.  The appeal followed the successful high court judicial review brought by Skipton Properties against the Council’s “approach” to insist upon 40% levels of affordable housing on all sites.  In March, the high court, quashed this...
The Planning Inspectorate has made an order for costs against Gladman Developments Limited in favour of a rule 6 party, Grundon Waste Management Limited. The order has been made following a public inquiry into Gladman’s section 78 appeal against the refusal of planning permission for housing development on a site opposite an existing Grundon waste management facility in Bishop’s Cleeve,...

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