A return to “garden grabbing”? Planning Court to consider whether some private residential gardens are brownfield land.
On Tuesday, the Planning Court will hear arguments in the case of Dartford Borough Council v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (CO/4129/2015). Dartford Borough Council are seeking ...
Chiltern District Council's Green Belt Policy with regard to agricultural buildings is consistent with the NPPF
CHILTERN DISTRICT COUNCIL v (1) SECRETARY OF STATE FOR COMMUNITIES & LOCAL GOVERNMENT (2) MR FRANK LORD CO/3628/2015 (31/12/15) David Lintott successfully represented the Claimant local authority. Gwion Lewis represented ...
Secretary of State agrees to quash grant of planning permission for residential scheme in Dartford
Dartford Borough Council v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (CO/4454/2015) Date: 3 December 2015 The Secretary of State, having considered the Claimant’s skeleton argument, has agreed to ...
Government to have final say on Lancashire fracking sites
The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government yesterday informed Lancashire County Council that the final decision on planning appeals concerning two fracking sites in Lancashire will be made ...
Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project refused by Government
The Government has refused an application for a development consent order under the Planning Act 2008’s Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) regime. The refusal is only the second instance of ...
The latest Cornerstone Housing newsletter includes: The death of the social rented sector? Selective thoughts on the Housing and Planning Bill – Ranjit Bhose QC Private registered providers: back to the ... read more
LexisNexis Webinar: Regulatory aspects of fracking
Estelle Dehon and Ashley Bowes have co-presented a webinar on fracking regulation and planning law for LexisNexis. The webinar provides practical guidance on a range of issues including: The licensing ... read more
Philip Kolvin QC of Cornerstone Barristers appointed Board Member of the SGSA
Cornerstone Barristers is pleased to announce that its Head of Chambers Philip Kolvin QC has been appointed as a Board Member of the Sports Grounds Safety Authority, the national regulatory authority ... read more
The Cornerstone Housing Team will be hosting a series of seminars throughout 2016 designed to keep you up to date on major legal developments in the social housing sector. Please see below ... read more
Gerard Forlin QC speaks at Environment and Strategy breakfast seminar
On 3 February Gerard Forlin QC is speaking at a breakfast seminar on Environment and Safety hosted by Mayer Brown International LLP. Gerard will be speaking alongside Michael Hutchinson, Head ... read more
Estates Gazette: Déjà vu all over again
Martin Edwards has written an article considering the outlook for the planning system in 2016 and the focus on infrastructure provision and housing supply. Click here to read the full ... read more
Gerard Forlin QC instructed again in the Falklands
Gerard Forlin QC has been instructed once again in a major case in the Falklands involving regulatory and environmental issues. Gerard has previously been instructed in an Inquest in the ... read more
Journal of Planning and Environment Law: As of Right?: Where are we now?
Ashley Bowes has written an analysis of the decisions of the Supreme Court in Barkas v North Yorkshire CC and Newhaven Port & Properties v East Sussex CC and the High ... read more
Choral Evensong: In Memory of Sir David Penry-Davey
The Temple Church is Kindly dedicating a choral evensong to David's memory on Wednesday 27th January at 5:30pm.
Emma Dring of Cornerstone Barristers appointed to Attorney General Panel of Counsel
Cornerstone Barristers is pleased to announce that Emma Dring has been appointed to the Attorney General’s C Panel of Counsel. Emma’s appointment will last for a period of five years. ... read more
Gerard Forlin QC instructed in major health and safety matter
Gerard recently acted for a construction company after a double electrocution occurred in a House of Lords site in Millbank, London. After carefully listening to Gerard’s lengthy submission, the learned ... read more
Local Government Lawyer: Planning Court to hear key case on residential gardens and brownfield land
Local Government Lawyer has reported on the case of Dartford Borough Council v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (CO/4129/2015) which concerns whether private residential gardens can be considered brownfield ... read more
Gerard Forlin QC speaks at Intersec Occupational Health and Safety Forum in Dubai
Gerard Forlin QC is one of the key speakers at this year’s Intersec Occupational Health and Safety Forum in Dubai taking place on 17th -19th January 2016. Gerard will be ... read more
Lexis Nexis: An A to Z of the process of changing street names
Steven Gasztowicz QC has written an article for LexisPSL which considers the judgement in Basildon BC v James and what it suggests about the court’s approach to judicial interference where a ... read more
Planning Magazine and Local Government Lawyer: New QC appointments
Planning Magazine and Local Government Lawyer have both reported on the appointment of Cornerstone Barristers’ Richard Ground and Michael Bedford as Queen’s Counsel. Richard and Michael are among 107 new ... read more
Cornerstone Barristers announces two new planning silks
Cornerstone Barristers is pleased to announce that Michael Bedford and Richard Ground are to be appointed Queen’s Counsel in the new silk appointments announced on 11th January 2016. Michael Bedford ... read more
Practial Law: Anti-social Behaviour
Andrew Lane has written a guide to the new possession grounds as introduced under Part 5 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. The article considers the qualifying ... read more
Minimum pricing: all to play for
Philip Kolvin QC explains the European Court’s judgment concerning the Scottish Government’s alcohol pricing proposal. Both sides claimed victory from the long-awaited judgment of the European Court on the Scottish ... read more