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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...
Melissa
The Secretary of State has refused permission for 771 houses and flats (including 40% affordable) in an Opportunity Area in Greenwich because of the scheme’s design failures and associated conflict with the aims and vision of the Royal Borough’s Charlton Riverside Supplementary Planning Document. The applicant’s scheme, designed by SimpsonHaugh, proposed the erection of 11 buildings over two...
Morag Ellis QC
Chambers is delighted with the announcement today by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York of the appointment of Morag Ellis QC as Dean of the Arches and Auditor.  The Dean of the Arches (Province of Canterbury) and Auditor (Province of York) is the most senior ecclesiastical judge in England and as Master of the Faculties is responsible for the regulation of the notarial profession in England...
Sarah Sackman
Permission to bring judicial review proceedings against the decision of Karen L Baker DipTP MA DipMP MRTPI, the Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State to examine the Sevenoaks District Local Plan has been granted on all grounds by the High Court.  Sevenoaks District Council has challenged the inspector’s decision that it failed to comply with the duty to cooperate in preparing the draft...
James Pereira QC
The Deputy President of the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber), Martin Rodger QC and Diane Martin MRICS FAAV have handed down judgment in a CAAD appeal by Leech Homes. The Tribunal rejected Leech Homes’ argument that a residential scheme of approximately 135 dwellings was appropriate alternative development (AAD) for land acquired by the Council for the purposes of constructing the Morpeth Northern...
Andrew Tait QC
Mr Justice Holgate has given judgment in ClientEarth’s judicial review of the Secretary of State’s decision to make a development consent order for the construction of two gas-fired units, and related development, at Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire (R (ClientEarth) v SSBEIS [2020] EWHC 1303 (Admin)). The claim was heard on 28-30 April 2020 using Microsoft Teams. In making the DCO, the...
Melissa
A consent order in the Westferry Printworks case means that there will be a redetermination of the 1,500 housing unit appeal proposal for the former Daily Telegraph/Daily Express printworks site. Both Tower Hamlets and the Mayor/Greater London Authority had challenged the Secretary of State’s decision to grant planning permission, contrary to the recommendation of the inspector, who had held a 3...
Charles Holland
In his judgment in R (on the application of Susan Fisher) v. Durham County Council [2020] EWHC [2020] EWHC 1277 (Admin) handed down in the Leeds District Registry on 21 May 2020, Julian Knowles J. has dismissed a challenge brought by Susan Fisher, a woman with a neurological disorder which cases her to make involuntary sounds and noises, including words and phrases, against the decision of my...

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