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A recent decision of the High Court has wide ranging implications for highway authorities responsible for bridges over rivers that are prone to flooding. In R (Robinson) v Torridge DC and Devon County Council [2006] EWHC 877 (Admin), the claimant's house beside the river Torridge in Devon suffered regular flooding. He alleged that this was caused by the arches of a nearby bridge that restricted...
Richard Honey, public and environmental law barrister at Francis Taylor Building
Camden Council's licensing panel has reduced the application made by IMG and English Heritage for an entertainment licence for its summer picnic concerts at Kenwood House. IMG were seeking a licence for 10 concerts, with only one weekend without any concert, and 9,000 attendees. After hearing evidence and argument on behalf of local residents, the panel decided to limit the licence to 8 concerts...
Professor Maria Lee, who is a Professor of Law at University College London as well as a member of FTB's academic panel, has been appointed a member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Protection. The Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution is an independent standing body established in 1970 to advise the Queen, the Government, Parliament and the public on environmental issues. The...

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