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Ian Albutt

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1981
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lan was called to the Bar in 1981. His practice encompasses all aspects of planning, administrative, environmental and local government law.

He has wide experience of planning inquiries and regularly appears in the High Court in planning and public law matters.

lan was called to the Bar in 1981. His practice encompasses all aspects of planning, administrative, environmental and local government law.

He has wide experience of planning inquiries and regularly appears in the High Court in planning and public law matters. His specialist areas also encompass CPO and listed building issues. He has acted for many county and local authorities. He has a specialist practice in tourism and holiday park development and licensing.

He has advised and is retained by many of the major tourism and holiday companies on development issues regarding existing and new sites throughout England and Wales. He accepts licensed access and public access instructions .

He acts on behalf of private companies and individuals as well as local authorities, associations and residents' groups. He acts for a wide range of clients and is recognised as an expert in the field of planning and local government. This also includes all land use, hospitality and leisure related schemes at all stages of the legal and administrative process. He is happy to provide detailed legal advice prior to development taking place as well as applications currently under consideration. Ian has advised on many occasions on applications for certificates of lawful use, section 106 agreements both in conference and in written advices. This includes a wide range of business sectors and government. He is approachable and knowledgeable.

He is ranked as a legal junior in the Legal 500 2015 as "Experienced in planning inquiries."

"Recommended for planning inquiries." - Legal 500 2017 

"Highly experienced in planning inquiries." - Legal 500 2016

Overview

Ian Albutt was called to the Bar in 1981. His practice encompasses all aspects of planning, administrative, environmental and local government law. He has wide experience of planning inquiries and regularly appears in the High Court in planning and public law matters. He is a member of PEBA. His specialist areas also encompass CPO and listed building issues. He has acted for many county and local authorities He has advised and is retained by many of the major tourism and holiday companies on development issues regarding existing and new sites throughout England and Wales.

He is consistently ranked as a leading junior (planning) in the Legal 500.

Highlights include:

Hadlow Tower Public Inquiry 2007
This inquiry involved the unusual circumstances of employing compulsory purchase acquisition powers under the Town & Country planning act 1990 and Listed Buildings Act 1990. The funding involved exceeded £5 million with additional contributions from English Heritage. Hadlow Tower is an outstanding grade 1 listed building and registered as a monument of international importance. It was held in private hands. The object of the inquiry was to compulsorily acquire this incredible building (listed as one of the world's buildings most in danger) with future plans to open it to the public with funding being provided internationally and nationally.

Cases

Kettering Borough Council v KP and PG [2016]
01.03.2016
Kettering Borough Council v KP and PG [2016] subject to reporting restrictions. Gypsy and Traveller accommodation, injunctions, committal and best interests of the child....

Late challenge to a planning permission; discontinuance and compensation
25.02.2011
Late challenge to a planning permission; discontinuance and compensation Thursday, February 25, 2010 R (Usk Valley Conservation Group) v Brecon Beacons National Park Authority and Thomas [2010] EWHC (Admin) ...read....

Corus UK Ltd. (t/a Orb Electrical Steels), R (on the application of) v Newport City Council [2010] EWHC 1279 (Admin) (09 June 2010)
01.01.2010
From England and Wales High Court (Administrative Court) Decisions See full text of case....

Feather v Cheshire East Borough Council [2010] EWHC 250 (Admin) (17 February 2010)
01.01.2010
From England and Wales High Court (Administrative Court) Decisions See full text of case....

Tata Steel UK Ltd v Newport City Council [2010] EWCA Civ 1626 (23 November 2010)
01.01.2010
From England and Wales Court of Appeal (Civil Division) Decisions See full text of case....

Chambers & Anor v Guildford Borough Council [2008] EWHC 826 (QB) (22 April 2008)
01.01.2008
[2008] JPL 1459, [2008] NPC 54; From England and Wales High Court (Queen's Bench Division) Decisions See full text of case....

Overview

The following are examples of some of recent matters in which Ian has advised and led the development/legal team.

  • R (on the application of Berky) v Newport City Council [2012] EWCA Civ 378 (requirements for planning permission including environmental impact assessments and screening opinions)
  • R (on the application of Corus UK Ltd (Tata Steel UK Ltd) v Newport City Council [2010] EWCA Civ 1626 (quashing planning permission , unlawfulness and prejudice)
  • Kettering Borough Council v KP and PG [2016] subject to reporting restrictions. Gypsy and Traveller accommodation, injunctions, committal and best interests of the child

Local Authority Governance and Services
Gypsy Lane Irchester (advising Northamptonshire County Council regarding procurement and sale process at best value of a gypsy and traveller site.

Cases

Kettering Borough Council v KP and PG [2016]
01.03.2016
Kettering Borough Council v KP and PG [2016] subject to reporting restrictions. Gypsy and Traveller accommodation, injunctions, committal and best interests of the child....

Overview

Ian is a member of the Planning and Environment Bar Association.

Case

Kettering Borough Council v KP and PG [2016]

1st March 2016

Kettering Borough Council v KP and PG [2016] subject to reporting restrictions. Gypsy and Traveller accommodation, injunctions, committal and best interests of the child....

Case

Late challenge to a planning permission; discontinuance and compensation

25th February 2011

Late challenge to a planning permission; discontinuance and compensation Thursday, February 25, 2010 R (Usk Valley Conservation Group) v Brecon Beacons National Park Authority and Thomas [2010] EWHC (Admin) ...read....

Case

Corus UK Ltd. (t/a Orb Electrical Steels), R (on the application of) v Newport City Council [2010] EWHC 1279 (Admin) (09 June 2010)

1st January 2010

From England and Wales High Court (Administrative Court) Decisions See full text of case....

Case

Feather v Cheshire East Borough Council [2010] EWHC 250 (Admin) (17 February 2010)

1st January 2010

From England and Wales High Court (Administrative Court) Decisions See full text of case....

Case

Tata Steel UK Ltd v Newport City Council [2010] EWCA Civ 1626 (23 November 2010)

1st January 2010

From England and Wales Court of Appeal (Civil Division) Decisions See full text of case....

Case

Chambers & Anor v Guildford Borough Council [2008] EWHC 826 (QB) (22 April 2008)

1st January 2008

[2008] JPL 1459, [2008] NPC 54; From England and Wales High Court (Queen's Bench Division) Decisions See full text of case....