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Douglas Edwards QC, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
An Inspector's report has recently been published which addresses whether land acquired by a local authority as "amenity land" under the Housing Acts may, in principle, be capable of registration as a town/village green. A developer (who was proposing to acquire the land from a local authority) submitted that land acquired and held as "amenity land" carried with it an entitlement for local...
Robin Purchas QC, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
The two major planning applications for the 2012 Olympics went before the planning committee on the evening of 14th August 2007 and were approved subject to reference to the Mayor and DCLG and finalisation of the s.106 obligation and other details. The applications were made in January 2007 and have been subject to detailed negotiations with the planning authority and numerous interested parties...
Jeremy Pike, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Following a two-week public inquiry, an Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State has upheld an appeal by West Coast Energy against the decision of Derbyshire Dales District Council to refuse planning permission for a wind farm at Carsington, near Matlock. The proposed wind farm, which comprises four turbines of 125m to blade tip, will be sited 2km from the boundary of the Peak District...
Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council v. Food City Express Ltd [2008] WLR (D) 314 The licensing authority appealed by way of case stated against the decision of a magistrates' court to remit a case on the basis that the authority's discretion should have been exercised differently. When hearing the application to vary the licence the committee had waited ten minutes for the applicant to...
FTB is delighted to see that we have retained and improved our positions in the rankings in the Legal 500 2008 editions of our specialised practices areas in planning, environmental, administration and public law and licensing. We also had 14 individual new entries in the rankings this year. Comments include: Administrative and public law: "'Always clear with practical advice and assistance and a...
Philip Petchey, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
The Planning and Regulation Committee of Oxfordshire County Council on 14th January 2008 rejected an application to register as a village green two of the filled-in gravel pits at Radley Lakes, near Abingdon.  The application had been prompted by the proposal by RWE Npower to use the Lakes to tip fly ash from nearby Didcot Power Station, which was vociferously resisted by local people. The...
Charles Mynors was today elected to the class of Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). In addition to his work as an advocate and advisor, he has written a number of leading text books, including: Planning Applications and Appeals (1987) Listed Buildings, Conservation Areas and Monuments (1989; The Law of Trees, Forests and Hedgerows (2002) His next book, The Control of...
Robert McCracken QC, public, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
The Secretary of State has refused Thornfield Properties' application for permission for the demolition of the General Market Building at Smithfield. The City of London supported the application. Robert McCracken QC appeared for English Heritage at the Inquiry into the called in application. Timothy Comyn appeared for Network Rail.
Robert McCracken QC, public, planning and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Robert McCracken QC has been nominated as Planning and Environment Silk of the Year for the Chambers Directory Awards, 2008  
Richard Honey, public and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
The Secretaries of State for Communities and Local Government and Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform have decided to grant permission to London Array Limited to build an onshore substation in Kent to serve the development of a 1,000 MW offshore wind farm of up to 271 turbines - the largest proposed offshore wind farm in the UK. The Secretaries of State concluded that although there would...

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