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Philip Kolvin

Michael Bedford QC

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1985
Silk/QC
2016
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His practice covers all areas of town and country planning, local government law, judicial review, environmental law, infrastructure, highways and compulsory purchase.

He acts for developers, land owners and public sector clients, including via direct access. Recent clients include residential, retail and commercial developers, landowners, local authorities, and private clients.

Michael's practice covers all areas of town and country planning, local government law, judicial review, environmental law, infrastructure, highways and compulsory purchase.

He acts for developers, land owners and public sector clients, including via direct access. Recent clients include residential, retail and commercial developers, landowners, local authorities, and private clients.

He has a substantial Inquiry-based practice, covering a diverse range of development projects (from crèches to cemeteries, via castles and tank farms, together with transport, housing, retail, and employment schemes). He has promoted a large number of development plans and is currently engaged in several Local Plan matters.

He also appears in the Courts, both challenging and defending decisions by local and central government on a wide range of planning, environmental, and highways matters.

Michael's practice embraces large-scale infrastructure projects (including promoting a DCO in Norfolk and several other new roads) and smaller developments in sensitive areas with heritage or environmental constraints.

He is experienced in managing and co-ordinating large teams of expert witnesses and in cross-examining on a wide range of professional disciplines.

Michael Bedford has repeatedly been ranked as one of the Highest Rated Juniors by Planning Magazine. He is recognised by both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners for his expertise in Planning.

"He is very experienced in issues relating to infrastructure consenting and roads."  Legal 500 2017

"He has a great ability to focus on important details while catering to clients' needs"  Legal 500 2017

"Impeccably prepared, calm and unflappable. Quietly brilliant." Chambers & Partners 2017

"Expert on the interface between environmental law and planning, with a focus on larger inquiries." Legal 500 2016

"He has an ability to grasp a complex case with voluminous evidence." "A man of great detail, who is very helpful in terms of providing informal and quick advice." Chambers & Partners 2016

He is "an excellent advocate, unflappable and really adaptable in his style" "and praised for his "strong and decisive opinions". Chambers & Partners 2015

"Excellent at absorbing complex and voluminous material." Legal 500 2015

Overview

Michael Bedford has repeatedly been ranked as one of the Highest Rated Juniors by Planning Magazine. He is recognised by both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners for his expertise in Planning. His experience includes:

Planning inquiries
Appearing as advocate for the Appellant or Local Planning Authority at Inquiries concerning housing, employment, retail, waste, renewable energy, hazardous substances, infrastructure, heritage and environmental matters. Recent instructions include:

  • Retail and leisure, residential, development involving listed buildings and Conservation Areas, loss of employment land, solar farms, development on open space, and development of a cemetery.
  • Michael has recently promoted housing development in Faversham, , Kingston upon Thames, and Bracknell.
  • Michael promoted a major highway improvement on the A47 at Postwick, Norwich, instructed by the Highways Agency and Norfolk County Council.
  • Michael promoted the Norwich Northern Distributor Road as a DCO for a project of national significant under a section 35 direction, instructed by Pinsent Masons for Norfolk County Council.
  • Michael promoted a retail foodstore and associated development in Doncaster.
  • Michael promoted a large scale MRF on an environmentally sensitive site in north Essex.
  • Michael acted for Oxfordshire County Council in resisting a 300,000 tonnes p.a. Energy from Waste facility delivering 24 MW of low carbon energy.
  • Acting for Babergh District Council on a large scale solar farm proposal on Grade 2 agricultural land in Suffolk
  • Acting for Torbay Council in relation to retail schemes promoted by Morrisons and Tesco in Torquay.
  • Acting for Teignbridge District Council in resisting a Tesco foodstore at Dawlish, Devon.
  • Michael advised and acted for Basildon Council in the Dale Farm Public Inquiry proceedings.

Development plans
Promoting and advising on a wide variety of Development Plans. Recent instructions include:

  • Test Valley Revised Local Plan
  • Teignbridge Local Plan

Objecting on behalf of landowners and developers to a variety of Development Plans. Recent instructions include:

  • Promoting housing in the Swale Borough Local Plan.
  • Promoting a rail freight interchange in the Central Bedfordshire Local Plan.

Planning enforcement

  • Appearing as advocate for the Appellant or Local Planning Authority at Inquiries concerning Enforcement Notices and Certificates of Lawfulness.
  • Advising landowners developers and LPAs on a variety of enforcement and lawful development issues.
  • Advising on and appearing for LPAs in relation to planning injunctions.
  • Advising on and appearing for LPAs in relation to planning injunctions.

Environment
Michael Bedford's planning and infrastructure work covers a wide range of environmental law issues, including the main European Directives. He has advised on and been involved in co-ordinating many EIA projects. He also advises on SEA and AA requirements, including defending legal challenges to development plans on these grounds.

Michael has a substantial Inquiry based practice but also deals with a wide variety of legal challenges to planning and environmental decisions (both statutory appeals and judicial review). His clients include house builders, retail developers, institutional investors, landowners and local planning authorities and his practice includes all areas of planning (including highways and compulsory purchase).

Michael appeared in Zurich Assurance Ltd v Winchester City Council [2014] EWHC 758 (Admin) in relation to the SEA of a Local Plan and in Abbotskerswell Parish Council v Teignbridge District Council [2014] EWHC 4166 (Admin) in relation to both SEA and AA of a Local Plan.

Michael acted for Octagon Developments in two planning inquiries for residential development within five km of the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area. Both appeals were allowed, despite objections from Natural England.

Michael also acted for Charles Church Developments promoting a residential development in Wokingham which the Council sought to oppose in part because of a claimed effect on an area of woodland it was seeking to have added to the Thames Basin Heaths SPA. The appeal succeeded and an award of costs was made against the Council.


Compulsory purchase and compensation
Appearing as advocate for Acquiring Authorities in relation to road schemes and urban regeneration projects. Recent instructions include:

  • Promoting Norwich Northern Distributor Road DCO (nationally significant highway scheme) instructed by Pinsent Masons for Norfolk County Council.
  • Promoting the Postwick Hub A47 Improvement instructed by the Highways Agency and Norfolk County Council.
  • Promoting Stowmarket B1115 Relief Road CPO/SRO (road scheme and integrated transport) instructed by Suffolk County Council.
  • Promoting A127/A1159 Southend on Sea CPO/SRO (road scheme and urban regeneration) instructed by Southend on Sea Borough Council.
  • Promoting South Lowestoft Relief Road CPO/SRO (road scheme, environmental improvement and urban regeneration) instructed by Suffolk County Council.
  • Promoting Openshaw District Centre, East Manchester CPO (retail-led urban regeneration project) instructed by Manchester City Council.

Cases

An End to Interim Planning Guidance?
20.03.2017
Anyone who has looked closely at the Town & Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/767) will know that its distinctions between the categories of LDDs (local development....

Is there a presumption in favour of sustainable development outside of paragraph 14 of the NPPF?
25.11.2016
Earlier this year the High Court (Coulson J) suggested in Wychavon District Council v SSCLG & Crown House Developments Ltd [2016] EWHC 592 (Admin) that there was a general presumption....

Beccles Southern Relief Road gets the green light from DfT
08.11.2016
On 31 October 2016 the Secretary of State for Transport confirmed Side Roads and Compulsory Purchase Orders made by Suffolk County Council in relation to the £7m Beccles Southern Relief....

Norwich Northern Distributor Road DCO Examination ends
05.12.2014

The Examination into the DCO application for the 20 km dual carriageway Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NDR) ended on 2 December 2014. The NDR is a £149 m highway scheme which will provide connections between the northern radials of Norwich (including the A1067 and the A140) and the A47(T) at Postwick so unlocking housing and employment growth in the northern suburbs and improving the connectivity of Norwich International Airport.

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Prematurity rides to the rescue days before the NPPF
23.03.2012

The Secretary of State has announced his decision on the Hatchfield Farm appeal for an urban extension on the Earl of Derby's land at Newmarket.

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News

Brexit: Planning and the Environment Outside the EU
06.07.2016
The UK vote to leave the European Union raises significant questions around the potential impact on our domestic legislation. EU law is deeply embedded in our planning and environmental protection regimes.....

Practical Law - A View from the Bar
10.05.2016
Michael Bedford QC, assisted by Gary Dolan, has written an article for the newly launched Practical Law Planning Column "A View from the Bar". In this column, Michael considers whether planning obligations are....

Silk Day 2016
22.02.2016
Michael Bedford and Richard Ground have been formally appointed Queen's Counsel following a ceremony at Westminster earlier today. Click here for further information on their appointments. ....

Planning Magazine and Local Government Lawyer - New QC appointments
11.01.2016
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....

Cornerstone Barristers announces two new planning silks
11.01.2016
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 has....

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.

....

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 Solar Farm PPG Sequential Test Bites
03.06.2014

In one of the first Solar Farm appeal decisions since the issue of the Planning Practice Guidance on 6 March 2014, an Inspector has rejected an appeal by Hive Energy Ltd for a 38 hectare solar park on agricultural land at Tattingstone, Babergh District, Suffolk. This was in part on landscape and visual impact grounds and in part because the Appellant's attempt to justify the use of a greenfield agricultural site as necessary was "far from robust and completely inadequate" and the Appellant's attempt to justify the use of BMV land as the poorer quality land available was "wholly inadequate".

....

Major Road Improvement for Norwich
17.01.2014

The Secretary of State for Transport has made Side Roads and Slip Roads Orders to enable the implementation of the £19 m Postwick Hub Improvement Scheme on the A47 at Norwich. The scheme will unlock employment and housing land at Postwick but was opposed by local businesses and residents because of the extra delays it would cause to existing highway users. After a four week Inquiry held in July 2013 the Secretary of State has accepted the Inspector's recommendations in favour of the scheme in a decision made on 8 January 2014.

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CALA: the Fat Lady Sings?
08.10.2013

The Secretary of State has now redetermined the Barton Farm appeal decision (2 October 2012) and this time has accepted the Inspector's recommendation that planning permission should be granted for the 2,000 dwelling urban extension to Winchester.

....

Are open air changes of use always inappropriate development in the Green Belt?
04.10.2013

The recent decision of the High Court in Fordent Properties Ltd v SSCLG [2013] EWHC 2844 (Admin) has upheld the view of PINS that the NPPF has fundamentally changed Green Belt policy from PPG2, and now makes all open air changes of use automatically inappropriate development (regardless of the specific impacts on openness and Green Belt purposes); simply because open air changes of use are not covered by para 89 of the NPPF (which is limited to built development) and are not listed by name in para 90 of the NPPF.

....

Sainsburys Rebuffed in Saffron Walden
17.05.2012

In one of the first retail appeal decisions to be considered against the NPPF, a Sainsburys scheme for an out of centre foodstore at Saffron Walden has been rejected by an Inspector because of the trading impact on the town centre, and in particular on a planned investment by Waitrose to expand their existing town centre store.

....

Cala Homes Round 4: To be or not to be?
27.02.2012

The latest round of the Cala Homes saga unfolded in Cardiff on Valentines Day when the Secretary of State consented to judgment in the High Court challenge brought by Cala Homes to his dismissal of Cala's planning appeal for permission for a 2,000 dwelling urban extension at Barton Farm, Winchester.

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Cala Homes Round 3: Localism Rules OK?
30.09.2011

The delayed decision in relation to the Barton Farm planning appeal by Cala Homes was announced on 29 September 2011.

....

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL): What it means for you
19.03.2011

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL): What it means for you Saturday, March 19, 2011 CIL is set to be an important measure to allow Councils to ensure development can go ...

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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.

....

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

Michael has experience in a wide range of property issues relating to the development of land, including restrictive covenants, rights of way and other easements. He has advised on a variety of issues relating to the enforceability and removal of restrictive covenants and relating to the acquisition of easements.

Recent instructions include:

  • Advising on restrictive covenants and Village Green claims in relation to a major urban extension for the landowning local authority.
  • Advising on restrictive covenants inhibiting residential development.
  • Advising on easements and ransom strips in relation to residential development.
  • Advising on the use of s.123 Local Government Act 1972 powers in connection with land disposals and site assembly.

Michael successfully resolved a long-running rights of way dispute through the use of mediation to enable residential development to proceed.


Public rights over land
Michael has acted for landowners and developers in relation to the establishment of and interference with private rights of way.

Recent cases include:

  • Advising a national house builder on the extent of access rights needed to implement a planning permission.
  • Acting for a developer on the renegotiation (via mediation) of rights of way and restrictive covenants to enable residential development.
  • Advising a residential developer on the extent of public and private rights of way to implement a planning permission.

Real estate law
Michael advises on the meaning and enforceability of restrictive covenants, particularly in connection with redevelopment proposals. Recent cases include advising on the enforceability of restrictive covenants within Hampstead Garden Suburb, Newport, and Slough.

 

Cases

Bat challenge to housing growth rejected in South Devon
05.12.2014

The High Court has rejected a challenge to the adoption of the Teignbridge Local Plan which promotes substantial housing growth in areas affected by the South Hams SAC, which hosts the largest population of Greater Horseshoe Bats in the UK

....

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....

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.

Burnett-Hall on Environmental Law

5th December 2008

Contributor to Burnett-Hall on Environmental Law (December 2008)

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

He also lectures on a variety of planning and related issues to lawyers and other professionals. He is a member of the Planning & Environment Bar Association and of the National Infrastructure Planning Association.

  • Planning and Environment Bar Association (PEBA)

Case

An End to Interim Planning Guidance?

20th March 2017

Anyone who has looked closely at the Town & Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/767) will know that its distinctions between the categories of LDDs (local development....

Case

Is there a presumption in favour of sustainable development outside of paragraph 14 of the NPPF?

25th November 2016

Earlier this year the High Court (Coulson J) suggested in Wychavon District Council v SSCLG & Crown House Developments Ltd [2016] EWHC 592 (Admin) that there was a general presumption....

Case

Beccles Southern Relief Road gets the green light from DfT

8th November 2016

On 31 October 2016 the Secretary of State for Transport confirmed Side Roads and Compulsory Purchase Orders made by Suffolk County Council in relation to the £7m Beccles Southern Relief....

News

Brexit: Planning and the Environment Outside the EU

6th July 2016

The UK vote to leave the European Union raises significant questions around the potential impact on our domestic legislation. EU law is deeply embedded in our planning and environmental protection regimes.....

News

Local Government Lawyer: Book Review - Cornerstone on the Planning Court

18th May 2016

Local Government Lawyer: Book Review - Cornerstone on the Planning Court

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News

Practical Law - A View from the Bar

10th May 2016

Michael Bedford QC, assisted by Gary Dolan, has written an article for the newly launched Practical Law Planning Column "A View from the Bar". In this column, Michael considers whether planning obligations are....

News

Silk Day 2016

22nd February 2016

Michael Bedford and Richard Ground have been formally appointed Queen's Counsel following a ceremony at Westminster earlier today. Click here for further information on their appointments. ....

News

Planning Magazine and Local Government Lawyer - New QC appointments

11th January 2016

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....

News

Cornerstone Barristers announces two new planning silks

11th January 2016

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 has....

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....

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.

....

Case

Government approves nationally important road scheme

3rd June 2015

The Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NDR), the first road scheme to be designated under section 35 of the Planning Act 2008 as a project of national significance, has been authorised by the Secretary of State for Transport on 2 June 2015.

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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....

Case

Norwich Northern Distributor Road DCO Examination ends

5th December 2014

The Examination into the DCO application for the 20 km dual carriageway Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NDR) ended on 2 December 2014. The NDR is a £149 m highway scheme which will provide connections between the northern radials of Norwich (including the A1067 and the A140) and the A47(T) at Postwick so unlocking housing and employment growth in the northern suburbs and improving the connectivity of Norwich International Airport.

....

Case

Bat challenge to housing growth rejected in South Devon

5th December 2014

The High Court has rejected a challenge to the adoption of the Teignbridge Local Plan which promotes substantial housing growth in areas affected by the South Hams SAC, which hosts the largest population of Greater Horseshoe Bats in the UK

....

News

Dairy jobs trump landscape and heritage in Wales

5th November 2014

In a much delayed decision the Welsh Minister for Housing & Regeneration has rejected his Inspector's recommendation and granted planning permission for a so-called 'Super Dairy' (accommodating 1,000 cattle) on land at Lower Leighton Farm, Welshpool, Powys.

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News

Out of Centre Retail Rebuffed in Torquay

17th October 2014

An Inspector has rejected a proposal to allow a vacant out of centre DIY store in Torquay to be used for food retailing by Morrisons on sequential test and impact grounds. The Inspector granted planning permission for the physical conversion works but refused to lift a condition restricting the use of the store to bulky goods/DIY so rendering the permission unimplementable in practice.

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News

The Solar Farm PPG Sequential Test Bites

3rd June 2014

In one of the first Solar Farm appeal decisions since the issue of the Planning Practice Guidance on 6 March 2014, an Inspector has rejected an appeal by Hive Energy Ltd for a 38 hectare solar park on agricultural land at Tattingstone, Babergh District, Suffolk. This was in part on landscape and visual impact grounds and in part because the Appellant's attempt to justify the use of a greenfield agricultural site as necessary was "far from robust and completely inadequate" and the Appellant's attempt to justify the use of BMV land as the poorer quality land available was "wholly inadequate".

....

News

Major Road Improvement for Norwich

17th January 2014

The Secretary of State for Transport has made Side Roads and Slip Roads Orders to enable the implementation of the £19 m Postwick Hub Improvement Scheme on the A47 at Norwich. The scheme will unlock employment and housing land at Postwick but was opposed by local businesses and residents because of the extra delays it would cause to existing highway users. After a four week Inquiry held in July 2013 the Secretary of State has accepted the Inspector's recommendations in favour of the scheme in a decision made on 8 January 2014.

....

News

CALA: the Fat Lady Sings?

8th October 2013

The Secretary of State has now redetermined the Barton Farm appeal decision (2 October 2012) and this time has accepted the Inspector's recommendation that planning permission should be granted for the 2,000 dwelling urban extension to Winchester.

....

News

Are open air changes of use always inappropriate development in the Green Belt?

4th October 2013

The recent decision of the High Court in Fordent Properties Ltd v SSCLG [2013] EWHC 2844 (Admin) has upheld the view of PINS that the NPPF has fundamentally changed Green Belt policy from PPG2, and now makes all open air changes of use automatically inappropriate development (regardless of the specific impacts on openness and Green Belt purposes); simply because open air changes of use are not covered by para 89 of the NPPF (which is limited to built development) and are not listed by name in para 90 of the NPPF.

....

News

Sainsburys Rebuffed in Saffron Walden

17th May 2012

In one of the first retail appeal decisions to be considered against the NPPF, a Sainsburys scheme for an out of centre foodstore at Saffron Walden has been rejected by an Inspector because of the trading impact on the town centre, and in particular on a planned investment by Waitrose to expand their existing town centre store.

....

Case

Prematurity rides to the rescue days before the NPPF

23rd March 2012

The Secretary of State has announced his decision on the Hatchfield Farm appeal for an urban extension on the Earl of Derby's land at Newmarket.

....

News

Cala Homes Round 4: To be or not to be?

27th February 2012

The latest round of the Cala Homes saga unfolded in Cardiff on Valentines Day when the Secretary of State consented to judgment in the High Court challenge brought by Cala Homes to his dismissal of Cala's planning appeal for permission for a 2,000 dwelling urban extension at Barton Farm, Winchester.

....

News

Cala Homes Round 3: Localism Rules OK?

30th September 2011

The delayed decision in relation to the Barton Farm planning appeal by Cala Homes was announced on 29 September 2011.

....

News

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL): What it means for you

19th March 2011

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL): What it means for you Saturday, March 19, 2011 CIL is set to be an important measure to allow Councils to ensure development can go ...

....

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.

....

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....