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Clare Parry

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Clare has a busy and growing practice in public law encompassing in particular planning, housing, regulatory and property law. She regularly acts both for and against central government, local authorities and other public bodies.

Clare's particular interest in and expertise in public law was recognised in 2013 by appointment to the Attorney General's Panel of Counsel (C Panel).

Clare has a busy and growing practice in public law encompassing in particular planning, housing, regulatory and property law. She regularly acts both for and against central government, local authorities and other public bodies.

Clare's particular interest in and expertise in public law was recognised in 2013 by appointment to the Attorney General's Panel of Counsel (C Panel).

Clare has been consistently ranked in the top 10 of Planning Magazines 'top rated under 35s' since 2011.

Clare is ranked as a leading junior in planning by Chambers & Partners which has previously stated: "She is very thorough and very easy to talk to, and provides good, clear reasoning." "She has that ability to grasp and tackle the main issues in a case."

Clare was called to the bar in 2005 having read law at Oriel College, Oxford, where she obtained a first class degree.

In such spare time as she has, Clare is learning Welsh.

"She always delivers a first-class service. She turns jobs around very efficiently and often when faced with very difficult time constraints." Chambers & Partners 2017

"She has good knowledge and is excellent in court." Chambers & Partners 2017

"As an advocate she matches a detailed command of the papers with a terrier-like cross-examination style that is both effective and goes down well with clients." Chambers & Partners 2016

Overview

Clare is ranked as a leading junior in planning by Chambers & Partners and in Planning Magazine's top rated under 35s.

Clare regularly advises on and appears at inquiry and in the High Court in respect of all aspects of planning law. She represents a range of clients including local authorities, developers (including Taylor Wimpey), action groups and central government.

Particularly notable inquiries include:

  • Acting with Tom Cosgrove for Powys County Council in the largest onshore wind farm inquiry in the UK (lasting a year).
  • Acting on behalf of an action group in a three week inquiry into housing at a reservoir site in Wales.
  • Acting on behalf of an action group in a two week inquiry into two applications by Tescos.
  • Defending the developer of a scrap yard in a two week enforcement inquiry (led by Antony Dinkin QC).

Notable cases in the courts include:

  • Appearing for Basingstoke in a judicial review turning on the question of whether the EIA directive required the disapplication of time limits in EIA cases.
  • Appearing for Metal and Waste in a case concerning the meaning of and application of the planning doctrine of intensification (led by Anthony Dinkin QC)
  • Defending South Norfolk in a judicial review of their decision under the prior notification procedure for agriculture.

Clare has particular experience of the following aspects of planning:

  • All aspects of enforcement.
  • Listed buildings.
  • Regularly occurring issues under section 78 appeals including by way of example: density, design, agricultural necessity, construction of policy.
  • Section 287B injunctions, particularly (but not exclusively) in relation to gypsy and traveller issues.
  • Village greens and footpaths.
  • Tree preservation orders.

A significant proportion of Clare's planning practice is based in Wales.


Commons, town and village greens
Clare has advised on a number of issues in connection with Town and Village Greens, including a question of whether the land being held under various statutes prevented the user from being 'as of right' and generally what steps a registration authority faced with an application should take. She has appeared in village green inquiries both promoting and opposing the registering of land as a Town and Village Green. She has appeared in the case of Leeds Group Plc v Leeds City Council.


Energy and renewables
Clare represented Powys County Council (with Tom Cosgrove) in the largest onshore wind farm inquiry lasting over a year, and dealing with five wind farm schemes plus a grid application.She has also advised on and appeared in inquiries and judicial reviews relating to a range of schemes from one small turbine to much larger schemes. She is well versed in the range of issues that arise at wind farm inquiries including: landscape, heritage, ecology, transport, noise and policy.


Green belt and countryside
Clare has advised on and appeared in green belt matters, both at planning inquiry and in the High Court.


Housing
Clare has advised on and appeared in a number of appeals against refusal of applications for housing. These range from one day inquiries raising one or two issues to a three week inquiry against the building of housing at Llanishen reservoir on behalf of local residents. She has dealt with issues such as design, five year land supply, impacts of housing on existing resident, living conditions of future residents and highway safety.


Planning enforcement
Clare regularly advises on and appears in enforcement matters. These range from one-day matters to a two week inquiry into an enforcement notice issued against the alleged intensification of a scrapyard use (led by Anthony Dinkin QC).


Retail development
Clare has advised on and appeared in a number of matters involving retail development. In particular she was involved in a two week inquiry opposing the building of a new Tescos in Ashtead, Surrey, involving issues of impact on other retailers, environmental impact, design and highway safety.


Rights of way
Clare has advised on a number of matters involving rights of way. She has appeared at the High Court on behalf of the Ramblers Association in appeals against inspectors decisions on rights of way matters. She has also appeared in an inquiry into the making of an order recording a path on the definitive map, and defending a judicial review into the making of an order.


The Historic environment
Clare has advised on and appeared in a number of matters involving listed buildings or conservation areas. She has also dealt with a hearing into a purchase notice served following refusal of listed building consent, which she successfully defeated on behalf of a local authority.

Cases

Important Developments in Neighbourhood Plans
21.07.2017
Two recent important developments have helped clarify the law in relation to neighbourhood plans. Firstly on the 7th July 2017 the Supreme Court refused permission to appeal in DLA Delivery Ltd....

Natural England’s approach to in combination impacts of car generating plans cannot be supported
21.03.2017
In a judgment likely to have far reaching implications for plan-making and development control, Mr Justice Jay has held that Natural England's advice on the correct approach to in-combination effects....

Neighbourhood plans can come forward ahead of up to date local plans
13.02.2017
Given the ongoing difficulties many local planning authorities are experiencing in bringing forward up to date local plans, the question of whether a neighbourhood plan can come forwards ahead of....

Local Government Lawyer - Winds of change in Wales?
12.10.2015
Clare Parry has authored an article considering the Department of Energy & Climate Change's decision to reject five onshore wind farm projects in Powys, Mid Wales, following the UK's biggest....

Cornerstone Barristers acts for successful local authority in securing the rejection of four onshore wind farms after Wales’s longest ever planning inquiry
09.09.2015

Four onshore wind farm projects in Powys, Mid Wales have been rejected by the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC).

....

Mid Wales Conjoined Planning Inquiry [2013-14]
30.05.2014
The UK's biggest onshore wind farm public inquiry sat for a year during 2013/14. Wales' longest-ever planning inquiry has been considering proposals for five onshore wind farms and a 132kV....

Challenge To Essex Waste Station Rejected
11.02.2014
Lindblom J has rejected a challenge by Mr and Mrs Hockley to a waste transfer station ("WTS") in Great Dunmow, Essex. The Claimants challenged Essex County Council's ("ECC") decision that no....

Section 171B Time Limits Not Incompatible With The EIA Directive
21.11.2013
On the 20th November 2013 the Court of Appeal (Lord Justices Aiken, Sullivan and Patten) dismissed an appeal against the order made by Mr Justice Stadlen in R (oao Peter....

Llanishen Reservoir, Cardiff: Western Power Distribution (WPD) Lose Round 3
28.05.2013
WPD's controversial proposals to redevelop this redundant, and now drained, reservoir in the northern suburbs of Cardiff primarily for residential development have been through several iterations. The first proposals were....

Ardagh Glass v Chester City Council [2009] EWHC 745
13.05.2013
HHJ Mole QC (sitting as a High Court Judge) mooted the possibility that the time limits for enforcement in the Town and Country Planning Act 1990[1] may be incompatible with....

Court of Appeal rules on requirements of the law of nuisance, and the effects of a statutory scheme of regulation
05.04.2013
The Court of Appeal, in Barratt Homes v Welsh Water [2013] EWCA Civ 233  last week rejected the Defendant's contentions the law of nuisance necessarily requires there to be an....

R (On The Application Of Lucchetti) V South Norfolk District Council
14.11.2012
In the case of R (Lucchetti) v South Norfolk DC [2012] EWHC 3557 (Admin) the High Court ruled that the defendant local planning authority had not been entitled to impose....

R (on the application of Lucchetti) v South Norfolk District Council
14.11.2012
In the case of R (Lucchetti) v South Norfolk DC [2012] EWHC 3557 (Admin) the High Court ruled that the defendant local planning authority had not been entitled to impose....

Hertfordshire County Council V Secretary Of State For Communities And Local Government And Metal And Waste Recycling Ltd
16.04.2012
This is an important planning case in the High Court concerning the scope of the doctrine of material change of use by intensification, and the proper interpretation of Part 8....

Leeds Group Plc v Leeds City Council [2011] EWCA Civ 1447
02.12.2011
See full text of case.....

Training Session for Kent Secretaries
09.03.2007

Training Session for Kent Secretaries
Friday, March 09, 2007

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News

Planning Magazine - Still scope for challenges to costs protection rules
05.05.2017
Clare Parry has written a column for Planning Magazine which considers the new provisions introduced in February which govern the circumstances in which applicants can obtain costs protection in "Aarhus"....

Planning Magazine - What new court cost rules mean for objectors and councils
10.03.2017
Clare Parry comments on the potential impact of new court cost rules on local authorities and objectors who pursue legal challenges to planning decisions. Clare notes that the government may....

Important Changes in Costs in Planning Challenges
28.02.2017
Coming into force today (the 28th February 2017) the Government has made important changes to the circumstances in which those seeking to challenge planning decisions can obtain protection against paying....

Cornerstone Annual Planning Day
17.11.2015
"From Green to Blue – planning under the Conservatives" The Cornerstone Annual Planning Day, which took place on 16th November at the Royal College of Surgeons, saw a number of  planning consultants, solicitors and....

Local Government Lawyer: Winds of change in Wales
02.11.2015
Clare Parry has authored an article considering the Department of Energy & Climate Change's decision to reject five onshore wind farm projects in Powys, Mid Wales, following the UK's biggest....

Solicitors Journal - A long and winding road in Wales
27.10.2015
Tom Cosgrove has authored an article on the rejection of several wind farm applications in Wales, following the longest ever planning inquiry of its kind. Tom Cosgrove and Clare Parry acted....

Wales Planning Law Update
20.10.2015
On Monday 19th October the Cornerstone Planning Team presented a Wales Planning Law Update at our Wales office at One Caspian Point. The day consisted of a morning seminar for Local....

Cornerstone on the Planning Court
01.09.2015

Cornerstone on the Planning Court, the definitive guide to the new Planning Court produced by Cornerstone Barristers, is now available to buy online and in book shops.

....

Estates Gazette: An encouraging start
27.06.2015

Martin Edwards and Clare Parry have written an article on the Planning Court for Estate Gazette's Planning Special supplement

....

Planning Magazine: The Planning Law Survey 2015
31.05.2015
Cornerstone Barristers is proud to note that 15 members of our Planning Group have achieved rankings in the 2015 Planning Magazine survey of the planning legal profession. James Findlay QC, Mark....

The Planner - Practical ways to overcome obstacles to planning permission
07.05.2015
Mary Cook, Martin Edwards and Clare Parry feature in The Planner Magazine this month. Click here for the full article.....

Planning and Local Government issues for Wales
07.09.2009

Planning and Local Government issues for Wales
Monday, September 07, 2009

Chambers was proud to host this essential guide to the latest Planning and Local Government legislative and policy issues affecting Local Authorities at Cardiff City Hall.

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Events

Cornerstone Annual Planning Day 2016
07.11.2016


Tickets are now available for the Cornerstone Barristers' Annual Planning Conference aimed at practitioners in the private sector, taking place on 7th November 2016. The day will be hosted by Cornerstone....

West Midlands Planning Seminar (Public Sector)
26.09.2016

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Cornerstone Barristers and Birmingham City Council invite you to the West Midlands Planning Law Seminar taking place on Monday 26th September at 43 Temple Row, Birmingham, B2 5LS. Aimed at local....

Overview

Clare has a particular interest in public law. The nature of her practice is such that public law issues pervade almost all the work she does, from appearing in front of the AIT or at planning inquiries to appearing in the High Court. She is on the Attorney General's Panel of Counsel (C Panel). She has advised on, and appeared in, the following types of cases in particular:

  • Applications for, and resisting judicial review.
  • Permission hearings.

Clare has experience of advising on and dealing with the following areas of law on judicial review applications:

  • Licensing/ street trading;
  • Planning;
  • Housing;
  • Education;
  • Community care;
  • Human rights;
  • Age assessessment;
  • Immigration.

Clare appears very regularly in immigration judicial review cases predominantly on behalf of the Secretary of State. She has also represented applicants in both the lower and upper tribunals on a wide range of issues including appeals against entry clearance refusals, asylum claims, deportation hearings and reconsideration hearings.

Reported cases include R. (on the application of Kurmekaj) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWHC 1701 (Admin).

Clare is instructed by a number of local authorities to appear in and advise on a very wide range of matters. She is used to dealing with the problems and concerns particular to local authorities as they apply to all areas of her practice.

Cases

Neighbourhood plans can come forward ahead of up to date local plans
13.02.2017
Given the ongoing difficulties many local planning authorities are experiencing in bringing forward up to date local plans, the question of whether a neighbourhood plan can come forwards ahead of....

Local Government Lawyer - Winds of change in Wales?
12.10.2015
Clare Parry has authored an article considering the Department of Energy & Climate Change's decision to reject five onshore wind farm projects in Powys, Mid Wales, following the UK's biggest....

Court Of Appeal Finds Council Must Pay Compensation Under Building Act 1984 To Assignee Of Business Operator Who Admitted Public To Premises On Dangerous Structure
01.05.2014
In a decision that illustrates the risks for local authorities who exercise their emergency powers under s. 78 of the Building Act 1984 to close dangerous premises, the Court of....

Ardagh Glass v Chester City Council [2009] EWHC 745
13.05.2013
HHJ Mole QC (sitting as a High Court Judge) mooted the possibility that the time limits for enforcement in the Town and Country Planning Act 1990[1] may be incompatible with....

Barratt Homes Ltd V Dwr Cymru Cyfyngedig [2013] EWCA Civ 233 (Court Of Appeal)
24.04.2013
Case involving consideration of the necessary elements of nuisance, and what is capable of constituting nuisance, claims for trespass to goods and negligence, requirements for claims for breach of statutory....

News

Planning Magazine - Still scope for challenges to costs protection rules
05.05.2017
Clare Parry has written a column for Planning Magazine which considers the new provisions introduced in February which govern the circumstances in which applicants can obtain costs protection in "Aarhus"....

Planning Magazine - What new court cost rules mean for objectors and councils
10.03.2017
Clare Parry comments on the potential impact of new court cost rules on local authorities and objectors who pursue legal challenges to planning decisions. Clare notes that the government may....

Planning Magazine: The Planning Law Survey 2015
31.05.2015
Cornerstone Barristers is proud to note that 15 members of our Planning Group have achieved rankings in the 2015 Planning Magazine survey of the planning legal profession. James Findlay QC, Mark....

The Planner - Practical ways to overcome obstacles to planning permission
07.05.2015
Mary Cook, Martin Edwards and Clare Parry feature in The Planner Magazine this month. Click here for the full article.....

Events

Cornerstone Annual Planning Day 2016
07.11.2016


Tickets are now available for the Cornerstone Barristers' Annual Planning Conference aimed at practitioners in the private sector, taking place on 7th November 2016. The day will be hosted by Cornerstone....

Overview

Clare appears regularly for both social and private landlords, and for tenants.

In particular Clare appears in and advises on:

  • Possession proceedings, particularly on the grounds of anti-social behaviour and nuisance;
  • Applications to suspend warrants and enforce possession orders out of time;
  • ASBI applications (including urgent and without notice applications);
  • ASBO applications;
  • Succession cases;
  • Committal proceedings;
  • Proceedings against trespassers;
  • Section 204 appeals and related homelessness issues;
  • Disrepair;
  • Human rights and public law claims, including in the County Court under Pinnock;
  • Equality Act defences.

Clare regularly gives talks on all aspects of housing law and homelessness.

Clare has appeared predominantly for landlords but also for tenants in disrepair cases, whether brought as counterclaims or stand-alone matters. She has also appeared in the property tribunal on housing conditions cases under the 2004 Act.

Clare regularly appears in and advises on section 204 homelessness cases in the County Court and in High Court proceedings. She also advises on homelessness issues as they arise in other housing cases.

Cases

High Court rejects another challenge to a neighourhood plan
02.09.2015

In previous challenges[1] the Courts have not proved receptive to challenges to the process of bringing into force neighbourhood plans, and in DLA Delivery v Lewes District Council [2015] EWHC 2311 (Admin) Foskett J rejected another challenge this time to the decision to put the Newick Neighbourhood Plan to a referendum[2].

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Lawfulness under the GPDO
11.12.2014

The High Court has recently ruled on two aspects of the interpretation of the General Permitted Development Order (GPDO).

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News

Appeal-proof Homelessness Decisions
16.09.2007

Held on 13 September 2007, this is the first in our series of half-day sessions on housing related topics.

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Housing Law Update: the essential guide to all the latest changes
05.07.2007

2-3 Gray's Inn Square was pleased to host this extremely successful seminar that was attended by over 110 delegates, primarily from local Councils.

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Overview

Clare's property practice overlaps significantly with her housing work. Since commencing practice Clare has developed her practice appearing regularly for both social and private landlords. In particular Clare appears in and advises on:

  • Proceedings against trespassers.
  • LVT hearings.
  • Service charge provisions and enforcement.
  • Forfeiture proceedings.
  • Village green applications.

In relation to village greens Clare appeared for applicants in a village green inquiry relating to a former railway. She has also appeared in the case of Leeds Group Plc v Leeds City Council.

Cases

Court Of Appeal Finds Council Must Pay Compensation Under Building Act 1984 To Assignee Of Business Operator Who Admitted Public To Premises On Dangerous Structure
01.05.2014
In a decision that illustrates the risks for local authorities who exercise their emergency powers under s. 78 of the Building Act 1984 to close dangerous premises, the Court of....

Barratt Homes Ltd V Dwr Cymru Cyfyngedig [2013] EWCA Civ 233 (Court Of Appeal)
24.04.2013
Case involving consideration of the necessary elements of nuisance, and what is capable of constituting nuisance, claims for trespass to goods and negligence, requirements for claims for breach of statutory....

News

Housing Law Update: the essential guide to all the latest changes
05.07.2007

2-3 Gray's Inn Square was pleased to host this extremely successful seminar that was attended by over 110 delegates, primarily from local Councils.

....

Events

Cornerstone Annual Planning Day 2016
07.11.2016


Tickets are now available for the Cornerstone Barristers' Annual Planning Conference aimed at practitioners in the private sector, taking place on 7th November 2016. The day will be hosted by Cornerstone....

Overview

Clare has advised and appeared in a number of licensing matters. Particular experience includes:

  • Acting as a legal advisor to licensing committees.
  • Appearing at committee.
  • Representing the Metropolitan Police at expedited review hearings.
  • Undertaking appeals in the Magistrates Court against, and defending, licensing committee decisions.
  • Prosecutions in relation to licensing law.
  • Judicial review on licensing matters.
  • Street trading.

Clare has also dealt with more unusual areas of licensing including:

  • An application for an animal boarding establishment licence.
  • An application to VOSA in relation to HGV licensing.

Clare is a contributor to Philip Kolvin's book Gambling for Local Authorities.

Cases

Lawfulness under the GPDO
11.12.2014

The High Court has recently ruled on two aspects of the interpretation of the General Permitted Development Order (GPDO).

....

News

Cornerstone Barristers appointed by Metropolitan Police to panel of Counsel
01.03.2013
Cornerstone Barristers are delighted to announce that the following members have been appointed by the Metropolitan Police to a panel of counsel to represent and advise them in licensing matters. These....

Overview

Clare appears regularly in the County and High Court usually, although not always, in cases involving a public law element.

Clare has conducted trials in both the Magistrates and Crown Court, along with the normal range of preliminary and sentencing hearings. She has experience of both prosecution and defence. Clare has particular experience of the following areas:

  • Telecommunications (for Ofcom).
  • Health and safety.
  • Food hygiene.
  • Environmental health (including breach of abatement notices, and appeals against abatement notices).
  • Prosecutions relating to planning.
  • Licensing offences.

Cases

Court Of Appeal Finds Council Must Pay Compensation Under Building Act 1984 To Assignee Of Business Operator Who Admitted Public To Premises On Dangerous Structure
01.05.2014
In a decision that illustrates the risks for local authorities who exercise their emergency powers under s. 78 of the Building Act 1984 to close dangerous premises, the Court of....

Barratt Homes Ltd V Dwr Cymru Cyfyngedig [2013] EWCA Civ 233 (Court Of Appeal)
24.04.2013
Case involving consideration of the necessary elements of nuisance, and what is capable of constituting nuisance, claims for trespass to goods and negligence, requirements for claims for breach of statutory....

Overview

Clare represented Powys County Council (with Tom Cosgrove) in the largest onshore wind farm inquiry lasting over a year, and dealing with five wind farm schemes plus a grid application.

She has also advised on and appeared in inquiries and judicial reviews relating to a range of schemes from one small turbine to much larger schemes.

She is well versed in the range of issues that arise at wind farm inquiries including: landscape, heritage, ecology, transport, noise and policy.

Cases

Local Government Lawyer - Winds of change in Wales?
12.10.2015
Clare Parry has authored an article considering the Department of Energy & Climate Change's decision to reject five onshore wind farm projects in Powys, Mid Wales, following the UK's biggest....

Cornerstone Barristers acts for successful local authority in securing the rejection of four onshore wind farms after Wales’s longest ever planning inquiry
09.09.2015

Four onshore wind farm projects in Powys, Mid Wales have been rejected by the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC).

....

Mid Wales Conjoined Planning Inquiry [2013-14]
30.05.2014
The UK's biggest onshore wind farm public inquiry sat for a year during 2013/14. Wales' longest-ever planning inquiry has been considering proposals for five onshore wind farms and a 132kV....

News

Local Government Lawyer: Winds of change in Wales
02.11.2015
Clare Parry has authored an article considering the Department of Energy & Climate Change's decision to reject five onshore wind farm projects in Powys, Mid Wales, following the UK's biggest....

Solicitors Journal - A long and winding road in Wales
27.10.2015
Tom Cosgrove has authored an article on the rejection of several wind farm applications in Wales, following the longest ever planning inquiry of its kind. Tom Cosgrove and Clare Parry acted....

Events

Cornerstone Annual Planning Day 2016
07.11.2016


Tickets are now available for the Cornerstone Barristers' Annual Planning Conference aimed at practitioners in the private sector, taking place on 7th November 2016. The day will be hosted by Cornerstone....

Local Government Lawyer - Winds of change in Wales?

2nd October 2015

Clare Parry has authored an article considering the Department of Energy & Climate Change's decision to reject five onshore wind farm projects in Powys, Mid Wales, following the UK's biggest onshore wind farm public inquiry which closed in May 2014. Clare Parry and Tom Cosgrove were instructed on behalf of Powys County Council to oppose the wind farms.

Click here to read the article in full. 

Cornerstone on the Planning Court

1st September 2015

Cornerstone on the Planning Court, the definitive guide to the new Planning Court produced by Cornerstone Barristers, is now available to buy online and in book shops.

Edited by Tom Cosgrove and written by members of the Cornerstone Planning Team, the guide is the first of its kind to analyse the procedures and work of the Planning Court which was introduced in April 2014.

Designed to be practical and accessible, it is the essential reference for all those who are involved in bringing or defending claims in the Court, and those who have an interest in the broad range of claims that now fall within the Court's remit. The guide will be of particular use to those instructing solicitors and barristers in planning related matters such as planning consultancies, development companies, pressure groups and individuals, as well as solicitors, professional planning bodies and local authorities.

Contributors to Cornerstone on the Planning Court include Michael Bedford QC, Josef Cannon, Estelle Dehon, Emma Dring, James Findlay QC, Robin Green, Mark Lowe QC, Jack Parker, Clare Parry, Asitha Ranatunga and Robert Williams.

For further information on Cornerstone on the Planning Court or to purchase a copy, click here.

Estates Gazette - An encouraging start

27th June 2015

Martin Edwards and Clare Parry have written an article on the Planning Court for Estate Gazette's Planning Special supplement. The article considers the Court a year on from it's inception in April 2014 and explores whether the Court has succeeded in increasing levels of specialism on the bench and reducing the time it takes for cases to be heard.

The Planner - Practical ways to overcome obstacles to planning permission

7th May 2015

Mary Cook, Martin Edwards and Clare Parry feature in The Planner Magazine this month.

Click here for the full article.

Gambling for Local Authorities: Licensing, Planning and Regeneration

23rd August 2007

In partnership with the Institute of Licensing, Cornerstone Barristers has produced a new publication: Gambling for Local Authorities: Licensing, Planning and Regeneration (General Editor: Philip Kolvin).

The book is designed to abbreviate and simplify the new law of gambling. It is intended for easy reading by both officers and members involved in licensing and allied fields such as planning and regeneration. It is the only book which will draw the important links between planning and licensing and which involves experts from across all the relevant disciplines. Writers include Philip Kolvin QC, Mark Lowe QC, Rory Clarke, Michael Bedford, Josef Cannon and Clare Parry.

Other writers include Institute Vice Chair Professor Colin Manchester (Professor of Licensing Law, University of Warwick), Professor Peter Collins (a leading expert in gambling and regeneration), planning expert Andy Arrick of Roger Tym & Partners, Jeremy Phillips (who edits Patersons) and William Hill Chief Executive David Harding. We are hoping that it will become a standard reference work in its field.

We do hope that you will take advantage of this offer before it ends. Further information on the book is set out below, together with an order form.

Click here for further details.

Reviews include:

"An excellent account of the framework of the new Act", and "strongly recommended". Roy Light, a professor of law UWE and a barrister at St John's Chambers, Bristol, writing in Solicitor's Journal

"A testimony to the changed landscape and the lifting of local authority regulation to a higher plane. Wearing the badge of the Institute of Licensing, as it does, this volume is as much an advertisement for the new order as it is a valuable contribution to modern gambling knowledge." The Licensing Review [70], July 2007

"In this timely and extremely important new book, Philip Kolvin and his team cut through this enormous piece of legislation with a light narrative style, incisive comments and useful practical applications. The book is suitable for anyone with any involvement with the new legislation, whether they are from the licensing authority, planning authority, gambling industry or responsible authorities or interested parties. Technical matters are clearly explained, the practical aspects of application and challenge are clarified and the use of the various licences and permissions is detailed and comprehensible. For a book to succeed, it must be both useful and accessible, and "Gambling for local authorities: licensing, planning and regeneration" seems set to succeed on both levels. It is highly recommended." James Button, PH Law

"Kolvin's book provides answers for the many challenges facing local authorities under the new legislation. It is a good advert for the legal profession." Dr. Mark Griffiths, Professor of Gambling Studies, Nottingham Trent University

Clare regularly gives talks on aspects of planning law.

  • Planning and Environment Bar Association (PEBA)
  • Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA)
  • Free Representation Unit
  • London Welsh Lawyers Association
  • Social Housing Law Association (SHLA)

Case

Important Developments in Neighbourhood Plans

21st July 2017

Two recent important developments have helped clarify the law in relation to neighbourhood plans. Firstly on the 7th July 2017 the Supreme Court refused permission to appeal in DLA Delivery Ltd....

News

Planning Magazine - Still scope for challenges to costs protection rules

5th May 2017

Clare Parry has written a column for Planning Magazine which considers the new provisions introduced in February which govern the circumstances in which applicants can obtain costs protection in "Aarhus"....

Case

Natural England’s approach to in combination impacts of car generating plans cannot be supported

21st March 2017

In a judgment likely to have far reaching implications for plan-making and development control, Mr Justice Jay has held that Natural England's advice on the correct approach to in-combination effects....

News

Planning Magazine - What new court cost rules mean for objectors and councils

10th March 2017

Clare Parry comments on the potential impact of new court cost rules on local authorities and objectors who pursue legal challenges to planning decisions. Clare notes that the government may....

News

Important Changes in Costs in Planning Challenges

28th February 2017

Coming into force today (the 28th February 2017) the Government has made important changes to the circumstances in which those seeking to challenge planning decisions can obtain protection against paying....

Case

Neighbourhood plans can come forward ahead of up to date local plans

13th February 2017

Given the ongoing difficulties many local planning authorities are experiencing in bringing forward up to date local plans, the question of whether a neighbourhood plan can come forwards ahead of....

Case

Supreme Court consider compensation under the Building Act 1984

23rd June 2016

The Supreme Court has today heard an appeal by Hastings Borough Council, represented by Steven Gasztowicz QC and Jack Parker (and earlier by Clare Parry), against a decision that it....

News

Cornerstone Annual Planning Day

17th November 2015

"From Green to Blue – planning under the Conservatives" The Cornerstone Annual Planning Day, which took place on 16th November at the Royal College of Surgeons, saw a number of  planning consultants, solicitors and....

News

Local Government Lawyer: Winds of change in Wales

2nd November 2015

Clare Parry has authored an article considering the Department of Energy & Climate Change's decision to reject five onshore wind farm projects in Powys, Mid Wales, following the UK's biggest....

News

Solicitors Journal - A long and winding road in Wales

27th October 2015

Tom Cosgrove has authored an article on the rejection of several wind farm applications in Wales, following the longest ever planning inquiry of its kind. Tom Cosgrove and Clare Parry acted....

News

Wales Planning Law Update

20th October 2015

On Monday 19th October the Cornerstone Planning Team presented a Wales Planning Law Update at our Wales office at One Caspian Point. The day consisted of a morning seminar for Local....

Case

Local Government Lawyer - Winds of change in Wales?

12th October 2015

Clare Parry has authored an article considering the Department of Energy & Climate Change's decision to reject five onshore wind farm projects in Powys, Mid Wales, following the UK's biggest....

Case

Cornerstone Barristers acts for successful local authority in securing the rejection of four onshore wind farms after Wales’s longest ever planning inquiry

9th September 2015

Four onshore wind farm projects in Powys, Mid Wales have been rejected by the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC).

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High Court rejects another challenge to a neighourhood plan

2nd September 2015

In previous challenges[1] the Courts have not proved receptive to challenges to the process of bringing into force neighbourhood plans, and in DLA Delivery v Lewes District Council [2015] EWHC 2311 (Admin) Foskett J rejected another challenge this time to the decision to put the Newick Neighbourhood Plan to a referendum[2].

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News

Cornerstone on the Planning Court

1st September 2015

Cornerstone on the Planning Court, the definitive guide to the new Planning Court produced by Cornerstone Barristers, is now available to buy online and in book shops.

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News

Estates Gazette: An encouraging start

27th June 2015

Martin Edwards and Clare Parry have written an article on the Planning Court for Estate Gazette's Planning Special supplement

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News

Planning Magazine: The Planning Law Survey 2015

31st May 2015

Cornerstone Barristers is proud to note that 15 members of our Planning Group have achieved rankings in the 2015 Planning Magazine survey of the planning legal profession. James Findlay QC, Mark....

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The Planner - Practical ways to overcome obstacles to planning permission

7th May 2015

Mary Cook, Martin Edwards and Clare Parry feature in The Planner Magazine this month. Click here for the full article.....

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Lawfulness under the GPDO

11th December 2014

The High Court has recently ruled on two aspects of the interpretation of the General Permitted Development Order (GPDO).

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Mid Wales Conjoined Planning Inquiry [2013-14]

30th May 2014

The UK's biggest onshore wind farm public inquiry sat for a year during 2013/14. Wales' longest-ever planning inquiry has been considering proposals for five onshore wind farms and a 132kV....

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Court Of Appeal Finds Council Must Pay Compensation Under Building Act 1984 To Assignee Of Business Operator Who Admitted Public To Premises On Dangerous Structure

1st May 2014

In a decision that illustrates the risks for local authorities who exercise their emergency powers under s. 78 of the Building Act 1984 to close dangerous premises, the Court of....

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Challenge To Essex Waste Station Rejected

11th February 2014

Lindblom J has rejected a challenge by Mr and Mrs Hockley to a waste transfer station ("WTS") in Great Dunmow, Essex. The Claimants challenged Essex County Council's ("ECC") decision that no....

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Section 171B Time Limits Not Incompatible With The EIA Directive

21st November 2013

On the 20th November 2013 the Court of Appeal (Lord Justices Aiken, Sullivan and Patten) dismissed an appeal against the order made by Mr Justice Stadlen in R (oao Peter....

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Llanishen Reservoir, Cardiff: Western Power Distribution (WPD) Lose Round 3

28th May 2013

WPD's controversial proposals to redevelop this redundant, and now drained, reservoir in the northern suburbs of Cardiff primarily for residential development have been through several iterations. The first proposals were....

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Ardagh Glass v Chester City Council [2009] EWHC 745

13th May 2013

HHJ Mole QC (sitting as a High Court Judge) mooted the possibility that the time limits for enforcement in the Town and Country Planning Act 1990[1] may be incompatible with....

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Barratt Homes Ltd V Dwr Cymru Cyfyngedig [2013] EWCA Civ 233 (Court Of Appeal)

24th April 2013

Case involving consideration of the necessary elements of nuisance, and what is capable of constituting nuisance, claims for trespass to goods and negligence, requirements for claims for breach of statutory....

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Court of Appeal rules on requirements of the law of nuisance, and the effects of a statutory scheme of regulation

5th April 2013

The Court of Appeal, in Barratt Homes v Welsh Water [2013] EWCA Civ 233  last week rejected the Defendant's contentions the law of nuisance necessarily requires there to be an....

News

Cornerstone Barristers appointed by Metropolitan Police to panel of Counsel

1st March 2013

Cornerstone Barristers are delighted to announce that the following members have been appointed by the Metropolitan Police to a panel of counsel to represent and advise them in licensing matters. These....

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Cornerstone Barristers appointed by Metropolitan Police to panel of Counsel

1st March 2013

Cornerstone Barristers are delighted to announce that the following members have been appointed by the Metropolitan Police to a panel of counsel to represent and advise them in licensing matters.

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News

Attorney General's Panel Appointments

20th February 2013

Cornerstone Barristers are delighted to announce that Catherine Rowlands and Clare Parry have been appointed to the Attorney General's Panel of Counsel with effect from 1 March 2013. Their appointments....

Case

R (On The Application Of Lucchetti) V South Norfolk District Council

14th November 2012

In the case of R (Lucchetti) v South Norfolk DC [2012] EWHC 3557 (Admin) the High Court ruled that the defendant local planning authority had not been entitled to impose....

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R (on the application of Lucchetti) v South Norfolk District Council

14th November 2012

In the case of R (Lucchetti) v South Norfolk DC [2012] EWHC 3557 (Admin) the High Court ruled that the defendant local planning authority had not been entitled to impose....

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Hertfordshire County Council V Secretary Of State For Communities And Local Government And Metal And Waste Recycling Ltd

16th April 2012

This is an important planning case in the High Court concerning the scope of the doctrine of material change of use by intensification, and the proper interpretation of Part 8....

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Leeds Group Plc v Leeds City Council [2011] EWCA Civ 1447

2nd December 2011

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News

Planning and Local Government issues for Wales

7th September 2009

Planning and Local Government issues for Wales
Monday, September 07, 2009

Chambers was proud to host this essential guide to the latest Planning and Local Government legislative and policy issues affecting Local Authorities at Cardiff City Hall.

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News

Appeal-proof Homelessness Decisions

16th September 2007

Held on 13 September 2007, this is the first in our series of half-day sessions on housing related topics.

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Housing Law Update: the essential guide to all the latest changes

5th July 2007

2-3 Gray's Inn Square was pleased to host this extremely successful seminar that was attended by over 110 delegates, primarily from local Councils.

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Training Session for Kent Secretaries

9th March 2007

Training Session for Kent Secretaries
Friday, March 09, 2007

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EVENT

Cornerstone Annual Planning Day 2016

7th November 2016

Tickets are now available for the Cornerstone Barristers' Annual Planning Conference aimed at practitioners in the private sector, taking place on 7th November 2016. The day will be hosted by Cornerstone....

EVENT

West Midlands Planning Seminar (Public Sector)

26th September 2016

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Cornerstone Barristers and Birmingham City Council invite you to the West Midlands Planning Law Seminar taking place on Monday 26th September at 43 Temple Row, Birmingham, B2 5LS. Aimed at local....