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Michael Humphries QC
The Secretary of State for Transport has today granted development consent for the first Airport examined under the Planning Act 2008 regime. His decision paves the way for the reopening and development of Manston Airport, near Ramsgate, as a proposed dedicated air freight facility handling up to 10,000 air cargo movements per year. The Secretary of State found that there was a clear need for the...
Richard Honey
Francis Taylor Building is delighted to announce that Richard Honey and Annabel Graham Paul have joined the Committee of the Planning and Environment Bar Association. With the Coronavirus-related challenges to planning decision-making at all levels, and the wide-ranging proposals for reform of the planning system and environmental governance, they are both looking forward to embracing the...
Gary Grant
Gary Grant, a member of FTB’s new Cannabis Law team, has been instructed to advise Volteface, the leading UK drug-harm reduction organisation, in relation to their newly launched Pleasant Lands campaign.  The campaign is designed to unlock opportunities for UK hemp farmers and small businesses in the legal cannabis-related market.  Together with Robert Jappie of Ince solicitors, Gary is advising...
Jeremy Phillips QC
It has recently been announced on the website of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange that a very substantial proposed acquisition and associated reverse takeover involving a new listing application relating to the parent company of one of London’s elite casinos, Les Ambassadeurs, has been terminated.    Over the last nine months, barristers and leading gambling law specialists Jeremy Phillips QC and...
Richard Honey
The Government has published the Business and Planning Bill 2019-21.  The Bill contains in Part 3 proposed legislation to address some of the consequences of the covid-19 outbreak, including the modification of conditions relating to construction working hours and the extension of the duration of planning permissions.  Richard Honey was instructed by MHCLG Legal Advisers to advise on these...
Sutton Trust
Francis Taylor Building is pleased to be working in partnership with The Sutton Trust on its Pathways to Law Programme. The Programme, delivered in collaboration with universities across England, selects highly able 16-18 year olds from less advantaged backgrounds and provides them with a range of opportunities to further their legal education. We are committed to taking positive action to...
Meyric Lewis
The London Parks and Gardens Trust, a rule 6 party in the forthcoming inquiry into the Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre call-in inquiry, is seeking a declaration in a judicial review that regulation 64(2) of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations 2017 fails properly to transpose the requirements of article 9a of Directive 2011/92/EU (as amended by Directive 2014/52/EU) on...
Andrew Fraser-Urquhart QC
R(Holborn Studios) v LB Hackney [2020] EWHC 1509 (Admin), Dove J Andrew Fraser-Urquhart QC represented LB Hackney in this challenge to the grant of planning permission for the redevelopment of Holborn Studios.  Dove J considered the disclosure requirements for viability information provided in the course of a planning application in the light of updated guidance in the NPPG and held that it...
Andrew Fraser-Urquhart QC
R(QM Developments) v Warrington BC [2020] EWHC 1511 (Admin), Dove J. The High Court has decided that an informative added to a CLEUD, relating to requirements in a land remediation condition which had not been complied with, could not be challenged by way of judicial review.  Dove J accepted the argument of Andrew Fraser-Urquhart QC for Warrington BC that the ability of the Claimant to appeal...
Craig Howell Williams QC
Meyer Homes appealed against the decision of The Royal Borough of Greenwich to refuse an application for planning permission for the construction of a 27 storey building (1,056sqm of commercial floorspace at ground and first floor, 206 residential units at upper floors) and the construction of buildings between 9 and 16 storeys (1,793sqm of commercial floorspace at ground floor and 598...

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