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Meyric Lewis
Anglian Water Services Limited have succeeded in their judicial review of the Environment Agency’s classification of a number of popular Lincolnshire bathing waters within Anglian Water’s region under the Bathing Water Quality Regulations 2013.  The bathing waters at Cleethorpes, Humberston Fitties and Ingoldmells South beaches had all formerly been classed as “excellent” but were downgraded to...
Gregory Jones QC
Mrs Justice Lang DBE has this week granted permission on all eight grounds in R (Brook Avenue Residents Against Development) v Fareham Borough Council and (1) Lorraine Louise Hanslip; (2) Michael Hanslip; (3) Thomas Lewis Hanslip; (4) Natural England (CO/4168/2020).   The challenge is to the grant of outline planning permission for the construction of eight detached houses and associated works in...
Gregory Jones QC
Waltham Forest Council has resolved to grant planning permission for a new ice venue in East London. The Lee Valley Ice Centre would be built on the site of the current single pad venue in Lea Bridge Road, Leyton. It would comprise two Olympic-sized rinks side by side, a café, gym, exercise studios and community spaces that would be open to everyone.  Given its status as  strategic planning...
Charles Streeten
The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment in Gluck v Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Government [2020] EWCA Civ 1756 and has upheld the judgment of Holgate J. in [2020] EWHC 161 Admin. Three substantive judgements were given by Newey, Hickinbottom, and Henderson LJJ, all of whom upheld the first instance decision that the time limit for approving an application for prior...
Charles Merrett
The High Court has granted permission to judicially review the decision of Norfolk County Council to formally respond as statutory consultee, in their capacity as Highways Authority, to an application for planning permission submitted by Ben Burgess Ltd to South Norfolk District Council for the development of a new operational headquarters. Norfolk County Council initially responded in January...
Mark Westmoreland Smith
The High Court has handed down judgment on the appropriate remedy to be granted to a Claimant Gliding Club who had successfully challenged the lawfulness of a Council’s decision to grant prior approval for development only for all parties to discover (after the hearing was completed) that the decision had been of no legal effect because it had been notified out of time such that the developer had...
Morag Ellis QC
A Planning Inspector has dismissed two joined appeals brought by the Government’s Department for Education and Science against decisions of the London Borough of Camden refusing planning permission and listed building consent for a change of use and associated works to convert the Grade II listed Former Hampstead Police Station at Rosslyn Hill, London NW3 1PD into a one form entry Primary School...
Richard Honey
Francis Taylor Building is delighted that the Queen has accepted the recommendation of the Lord Chancellor that Richard Honey be appointed Queen's Counsel. Richard Honey practises in the fields of public law and environmental law, with particular specialisms in judicial review and High Court statutory challenges, infrastructure projects, compulsory purchase, compensation and land valuation, and...
Michael Humphries QC
Judgment has been handed in down this morning in the case of R (on the application of Friends of the Earth Ltd and others) (Respondents) v Heathrow Airport Ltd (Appellant) [2020] UKSC 52 On 26 June 2018, the Secretary of State for Transport designated the Airports National Policy Statement ("ANPS") under section 5(1) of the Planning Act 2008. The NPS sets the national policy framework for the...
Sarah Sackman
The High Court has dismissed a judicial review challenging the lawfulness of guidance issued by the Parole Board in the wake of the John Worboys judgment which gives advice to its members on the consideration of allegations, including unproven allegations, which have been made against a prisoner.   In R (Dean Pearce) v Parole Board for England and Wales [2020] EWHC 3437 (Admin), the Claimant...

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