Welsh homes reconsidered16.09.09
Welsh homes reconsidered
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Mark Lowe QC and Clare Parry spent three weeks last summer representing Cardiff County Council and RAG (the local residents group) respectively into the second inquiry into Western Power’s proposals to redevelop this reservoir which is seen by the Council and the objectors as a key element of the strategic landscape framework of the city. Unfortunately the Ministers did not read their final submissions sufficiently closely and wrongly construed the Council’s landscape policies: as a result, they have had to agree to the quashing of the decision in the High Court.
It appears likely that there will be yet another inquiry into these proposals given the changes in circumstances; not least of which is that Cadw has recently listed the structure of the reservoir as a Grade II listed building and therefore listed building consent would now be required to implement the proposals.
Click here for an article covering the inquiry in Planning Magazine