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George Mackenzie
The Court of Appeal has clarified the scope and operation of reg. 38(7) of the Valuation Tribunal for England (Council Tax and Rating Appeals) (Procedure) Regulations 2009 in two conjoined appeals from the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber).  The Avison Young appeal concerned office premises which were subject to a scheme of reconstruction between 1 September 2014 and 23 January 2015. During the...
George Mackenzie
In Royale Parks v SSHCLG [2021] EWCA Civ 1101 the Court of Appeal has confirmed that the approach (to breaches of planning conditions on part of an area of land that benefits from planning permission) taken by Sullivan J (as he was) in St Anselm v First Secretary of State [2003] EWHC 1592 (Admin) was correct, notwithstanding the reservations expressed in that judgment by Sullivan J.  Royale Parks...
Gary Grant
Southwark Council has granted 14 new Premises Licences for all the restaurants and bars at Borough Yards, London, in the heart of Southwark’s Cumulative Impact Zone.  The Licensing Sub-Committee, in deciding to grant the licence applications, stated that they were “satisfied that the licences would be unlikely to add to cumulative impact. The benefits of the Borough Yards development outweighs...
Ned Westaway
The Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal in Garland and Salaman v SSEFRA [2021] EWCA Civ 1098 (judgment available here), a challenge to a decision to ‘upgrade’ a footpath to a bridleway by way of a definitive map modification order under s.53 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. The appeal was pursued on the issue of public nuisance alone – namely that because the order route passes...
Meyric Lewis
Epsom and Ewell Borough Council has avoided liability for compensation for the effects of a rare “revocation order” made by them to revoke a planning permission granted in error for residential development by launching a Councillor-led judicial review of the grant after the revocation order proceedings had commenced. Background The developer made an application for planning permission for...
Rebecca Clutten
The Department for Transport has confirmed the Transport for London (Surrey Quays Station) CPO 2020. The Order makes provision for the acquisition of land to enable the construction of a new station entrance for Surrey Quays Overground station, together with step-free access and other station improvements. The delivery of the enhancements works are a key part of TfL's East London Line improvement...
Richard Honey QC
The High Court has today handed down judgment in R (G) v Thanet District Council & Anor [2021] EWHC 2026 (Admin), a judicial review brought to protect the interests of pupils at a Special Educational Needs school in Kent on grounds including apparent bias, unlawful delegation and inadequate assessment.   Mr Tim Corner QC (sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge) allowed the claim on all six...
Sarah Sackman
Mr Justice Jacobs has dismissed a judicial review challenge to the Parole Board’s decision to refuse a prisoner’s release in circumstances where that prisoner has continued to maintain his innocence in relation to the crime he was convicted of. In 2004, the Claimant was sentenced to life imprisonment, with a minimum term of 15 years, for the murder of a baby boy.  The Claimant has maintained his...
Charles Streeten
The Secretary of State has refused planning permission for a major London  redevelopment of the former London Fire Brigade Head Quarters at 8 Albert Embankment. The proposed £500m scheme, rising up to 26 storeys and involving 433 residential units, a museum, a hotel, a rooftop restaurant and various leisure and commercial uses was designed by Pilbrow and Partners. It was promoted by the developer...
Craig Howell Williams QC
The South West Milton Keynes Consortium (comprised of Taylor Wiimpey; Bellcross; Connolly Homes; Hallam Land and William Davis) appealed against the refusal of planning permission by Milton Keynes Council for two access roads to facilitate the delivery of over 1,800 homes on a site in Buckinghamshire. Other than the two access roads, the entire development site (including another access) lies in...

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