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Paul Shadarevian QC

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1984
Silk/QC
2017
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Paul Shadarevian QC specialises in Planning; Compulsory Purchase and Compensation; Local Development Frameworks and Policy Formulation; Highways; Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas; Local Government and Public Procurement; and Environmental law.

A former Junior Counsel to the Crown, Paul has practised as both as a solicitor and a barrister. He is a former Partner of global legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright, where he was responsible for many major planning and infrastructure projects including the Jubilee Line Extension, the redevelopment of County Hall, London, Reading Town Centre redevelopment and CPO, Strategic waste facilities and Landfill at Beddington Farmlands, and the redevelopment of Almack House, St James Square.

He has a thorough understanding of all major disciplines and regulatory considerations that affect development proposals, from project and policy formulation through to scrutiny and expert presentation of proposals at appellate level.

As well as his recognised advisory and advocacy skills at inquiries and in the superior courts, his commercial incisiveness and considerable negotiation and drafting expertise enables him to advise private and public clients alike in the formulation of proposals, and the drafting and the negotiation of related development, planning and infrastructure agreements.

Paul was the lead legal advisor in relation to the London Gateway LDO, involving negotiations in relation to the associated106 agreement for Thurrock Council which won the RTPI National Prize for Planning Excellence in 2014.

He also acted on the CountrysideZest proposals for North Chelmsford (for 3500 homes, new railway station and business park), the Colchester Garrison and Severals redevelopments and the Milton Park LDO and their associated agreements.

"Very knowledgeable in planning law and extremely focused on securing the best for the client." Chambers & Partners 2017

"He is invaluable as he gets straight to the key points in conference, he wins his points calmly without showboating, and he keeps tight control of the case." Chambers & Partners 2017

"Provides excellent tactical advice with pinpoint accuracy." Legal 500 2016

"He is very forthright and good at cutting to the chase." "A tenacious advocate who is well respected by his clients and also a good team player." Chambers & Partners 2016

"He is inspiring to watch as an advocate at planning inquiries." Legal 500 2015

Previous directory quotes have also included: "top notch", "a stylish but tough advocate", "a lateral thinker and excellent team leader on major projects" and a barrister, "whose direct and no nonsense approach has earned him the respect of his peers and clients alike" and "whose cross examinations are always superb".

Overview

Paul has expertise across all areas of planning law, including housing, infrastructure and other public projects; compulsory purchase and compensation; local development frameworks and documents; employment and commercial; and major redevelopment and regeneration schemes. He has a thorough understanding of all major disciplines and regulatory considerations that affect development proposals, from project and policy formulation through to the presentation of proposals at appellate level.

A former Junior Counsel to the Crown, Paul has practiced as both as a solicitor and a barrister. He is a former Partner of global legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright, where he was responsible for many major planning and infrastructure projects including the Jubilee Line Extension, the redevelopment of County Hall, London, and Reading Town Centre redevelopment and CPO.

Paul's commercial incisiveness and considerable negotiation and drafting expertise enables him to advise private and private sector clients alike in the formulation of proposals, the drafting and negotiation of related development, and planning and infrastructure agreements.


Housing, infrastructure and other public projects
Paul frequently instructs on significant housing development projects many of which involve the provision of major infrastructure. Current and recent instructions include:

  • Paul has been instructed by Tower Hamlets to advise on the Aberfeldy Village CPO
  • He is also acting as legal advisor to the consortium of developers regenerating Purfleet Town Centre for 2500 houses and a new UK studio and production complex for the international film industry.
  • Paul was the lead legal advisor in relation to the London Gateway LDO, involving negotiations in relation to the associated106 agreement for Thurrock Council which won the RTPI National Prize for Planning Excellence in 2014
  • He is also currently engaged in relation to BT's proposals at Adastral Park (2000 houses, with associated infrastructure) for SCDC and has had conduct of recent High Court L&CA proceedings.
  • He was engaged in relation to the North Chelmsford urban extension and the proposals submitted by Countryside/Zest for several thousand dwellings, major employment provision, community facilities and a new mainline train station and line (this case presents considerable challenges in terms of infrastructure provision and phasing) and engaged in the negotiation of the complex planning obligations and contributions package.
  • Substantial housing schemes including Bata Field (500 houses) a major green belt departure, Cory's Wharf (700 dwellings proposed by Wimpey) (a London Gateway site described by the Inspector as an extremely important one in the national context), Brittania Works Site, Bedford (250 dwellings, a case that turned on the location and distribution of affordable housing) and Witham (130 dwellings) on behalf of Bloor Homes (where noise considerations and proximity to the A12 were of primary importance).
  • He also appeared at the Drapers Yard Appeal, Thurrock (250 dwellings): a case that turned on detailed urban design issues and the Ardale appeal, Stifford (200 dwellings) where green belt and sustainability issues were at the fore, and Butts Lane, Stifford (250 houses turning on issues of prematurity and 5 year supply).
  • Advice in relation to the proposed new settlement at Peterborough (Peterborough Southern Township, now known as Hampton) on behalf of Hanson Land Development Limited (this involved advice on environmental matters associated with the proposed development and one of the largest populations of the Great Crested Newt in northern Europe).
  • He has been retained recently by Stratford Upon Avon DC in relation to several major housing appeals involving Objectively Assessed Need and 5 year supply issues, landscaping and highways considerations.

Local development frameworks and documents
Paul is currently advising many local authorities in relation to emerging local plans and related housing supply, green belt release and employment issues. His advice to local authorities encompasses both procedural and substantive issues, including the drafting of policies and the consideration of strategic issues, particularly with regard to structural and spatial considerations and compliance with environmental regulatory procedures (AA/SA etc.).

Paul combines a forensic approach to drafting with an inventive style of policy formulation having regard to the need to reconcile often competing policy objectives and the need to ensure development is matched with infrastructure provision.

He has devised and formulated strategic and development control policies and provided detailed input to the drafting of policy and the formulation of contribution strategies and SPDs. He also advises local authorities on the preparation for, and conduct of, LDF examinations and the detailed aspects of SAs and SEAs. Paul is currently instructed by Brentwood Borough Council on their Replacement Local Plan.

He has acted successfully in relation to:

  • Chelmsford Borough Council in respect of its LDDs;
  • Thurrock Council's Core Strategy;
  • Ipswich Borough Council's Core Strategy;
  • Telford and Wrekin's Central Action Area Plan;
  • Colchester Borough Council in respect of its LDDs;
  • Watford Core strategy;
  • Suffolk Coastal DC's core strategy and associated High Court and Court of Appeal action;
  • North Chelmsford Area Action Plan and its Contributions SPD in light of emerging Regulatory framework.

Negotiating and advising on major redevelopment and regeneration schemes
Paul has a wealth of experience advising on major schemes of development and redevelopment in the context of public and private partnerships, where he is able to engage his considerable drafting, negotiating and advisory skills in relation to s.106 agreements, development agreements, and procurement issues.

He was recently engaged in negotiating substantial s.106 agreements in relation to the Channels (750 dwellings) and Countryside Zest (3000 dwellings, rail station, business park and highway infrastructure) for Chelmsford City Council and he successfully negotiated the Garrison and Severals redevelopment s.106 agreements for Colchester BC (as well as advising on the planning procedural formalities associated with the developments and the achievement of substantial regeneration benefits and infrastructure provision).


Compulsory purchase order experience
Paul's compulsory purchase experience is often an invaluable asset when dealing with complex redevelopments involving multiple interests. He advises extensively on compulsory purchase and compensation matters for both public and private sector. Examples include proposed new highway infrastructure; town centre redevelopments; private sector proposals involving waste and minerals; and business proposals. He also appears in the Lands Tribunal for compensating authorities and claimants alike.

Examples of Paul's compulsory purchase order experience include:

  • Luton Town Centre transportation scheme on behalf of Luton Borough Council
  • Bishops Stortford Town Centre redevelopment on behalf of East Herts DC and Essex CC
  • Tower Hamlets Aberfeldy Village CPO
  • A13 widening for Thurrock Council
  • A13/A130 Interchange for Essex County Council
  • Proposed new Junction M11/North Harlow for Essex County Council
  • Watford General Hospital for Watford Council
  • A120 bypass for Hertfordshire County Council
  • Ely Southern Bypass for Cambridgeshire County Council
  • M16 compensation issues
  • Compensation issues arising from the Emirates Stadium redevelopment for Islington Council and Arsenal FC
  • Acting for Essex County Council in relation to the multi-million pound case of Essex County Showground Ltd. V Essex County Council (race course proposals) and was instructed in relation to the Court of Appeal following the LT decision in the same case.
  • Advice in relation to CPO and planning aspects of major town centre redevelopment schemes including the Reading Oracle, Harlow Town Centre and Chelmsford town Centre.
  • Advising on, drafting Orders and presenting a case for the development and substitution of common land for highways purposes to facilitate strategic employment development at Temple Farm, Chelmsford on behalf of Wharf Land Developments and Chelmsford B.C.
  • London and Edinburgh Trust plc redevelopment of Reading Town Centre (the Reading Oracle) (retail and office scheme) including advice on planning strategy, content of application, subsequent appeal, drafting of planning and infrastructure agreements, advice in relation to and conduct of subsequent CPO proceedings and the negotiation of and drafting of agreements with objectors.

Transport and transportation schemes
Paul's transport and transportation scheme experience is comprehensive and wide ranging, with experience including:

  • Advising objectors including Dagenham Motors Group on the Heathrow Express;
  • Advising objectors in relation to scheme issues and compensation for Crossrail;
  • Promoting A13/A130 Interchange involving CPO inquiry and advice in relation to policy and technical justification and appropriate assessment;
  • Advising in relation to the need for planning, listed building and associated consents for the Penzance Harbour Passenger Ferry Extension;
  • Advising on parliamentary and CPO matters for sponsors Olympia and York in relation to the Jubilee Line Extension.
  • A13 widening for Thurrock Council
  • Proposed new Junction M11/North Harlow for Essex County Council
  • A120 bypass for Hertfordshire County Council
  • Ely Southern Bypass for Cambridgeshire County Council


Employment and other commercial
His experience in relation to employment and commercial developments encompasses all aspects from conception through to negotiation and appeals.

As a solicitor he had successful conduct of the County Hall Group's (and thereafter the London Residuary Body's) application for the redevelopment of County Hall, London, including conduct of the inquiry, negotiation of planning obligations and subsequent High Court and Court of Appeal proceedings. This was a complex matter involving listed building and architectural matters, issues surrounding the redundancy of a long standing public building, employment, leisure and other issues.

Examples of other matters include:

  • Advising Colchester Borough Council in relation to major out of town leisure proposals at Horkesley Park, a substantial green field proposal involving issues of PPS6, regional significance and sustainability.
  • Advising TTGDC in respect of ABP's proposals for the expansion of the Port of Tilbury;
  • Gaining permission (following a call in inquiry) for the very substantial B2/B8;
  • Advising Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation in relation to the strategic employment site within Thurrock Thames Gateway know as Ponds Farm II and instructed to appear on their behalf at the forthcoming public inquiry. It involved strategic considerations of economic regeneration and more localised impacts in environmental and highway infrastructure terms.
  • Advising on the development at Temple Farm for Wharf Land Developments which included matters of great sensitivity including the development of common land for access purposes, PPS 9 and Habitats Directive considerations, ancient woodland and strategic economic policy and employment growth.

Retail
He has extensive experience in relation to retail and mixed use schemes (see also CPO section below) He has advised the private sector and the public sector in relation to major Town Centre schemes (see below).

He has advised Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation in relation to prospective transformation of the Lakeside Regional Shopping Centre and retail park into a regional town centre and is advising Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation in relation to the proposed expansion of Lakeside regional shopping centre by Capital Shopping Centres Ltd.

He has a particular specialism in relation to retail impact and has recently successfully opposed major retail schemes (including schemes by Tesco) as well as achieving consents for other national retailers, including the Chelmsford Lidl store on behalf of Quadrant. He was engaged by the Developer, TBH Ltd, in relation to the proposed Sainsbury's Superstore in Medway for which permission was granted in 2011. Other cases include:

  • He appeared on behalf of Sainsbury's Homebase/Hill Samuel in relation to a retail warehouse proposal, Chelmsford.
  • Paul successfully opposed a superstore proposal at Hayle Harbour for Penwith DC.
  • He appeared for Coventry CC opposing an out of town Asda comparison retail proposal.
  • Paul has also successfully opposed Tesco's proposals at Halesworth and Hadleigh and Morrisons at Christchurch.

Other advisory/advocacy work has included Proposed town centre redevelopment at Huntingdon, including negotiation of s.106 obligations and aspects of development agreement on behalf of The Church Manor Estates Company plc. Banbury town centre redevelopment and associated compulsory purchase matters on behalf of the developer, Raglan Properties. London and Edinburgh Trust plc redevelopment of Reading Town Centre (the Reading Oracle) (retail and office scheme) including advice on planning strategy, content of application, subsequent appeal, drafting of planning and infrastructure agreements, advice in relation to and conduct of subsequent CPO proceedings and the negotiation of and drafting of agreements with objectors; Proposed superstore and B1/B8 development in Nottingham on behalf of Imperial Tobacco; Felixstowe Sunday Market, planning appeal, local plan inquiry and subsequent s.288 proceedings.


Minerals, waste and environmental
He has advised Essex County Council in relation to its waste and minerals LDF and has extensive experience in relation to all waste projects including waste to energy, MRFs. He also advises LWAs on Governmental recycling targets, waste to landfill limits and Landfill Allowance Scheme under the EPA 1990 and the Waste Emissions Trading Act 2003, potential medium and long term liability and the vires of the Government's limits and penalties. He has also advised in relation to the obligations and liabilities of Local Authorities with respect to the Localism Act 2011 and the Waste Framework Directives, including liability to financial penalty.

Projects and appeals include:

  • Promotion of the Thetford CHP proposal on behalf of MEIF Ltd
  • Appearing at various planning appeals in relation to two proposed extensions to sand and gravel quarries in Essex. A major one on behalf of Essex CC at Fingrinhoe Quarry was a complex appeal involving landscape impact, noise and dust emissions, transportation, availability and need for the realisation of deposits, and the benefits to be derived from water transportation by barge to the Thames safeguarded wharves.
  • Appeared at Planning appeals in relation to extension of a recycling centre in the Green Belt, waste transfer facilities and other waste proposals in Thurrock on behalf of the appellants.
  • Advice in relation to proposed mineral extraction and landfill project at Beddington Farmlands, Sutton on behalf of Thames Waste Management Limited. Negotiated changes to UDP policies to admit consideration of the site (in Metropolitan Open Land) for waste disposal purposes. Drafted and negotiated Unilateral Undertaking. Gave advice in relation to subsequent licence conditions; appeared at subsequent appeal.
  • The negotiation of licence conditions in relation to extended landfill site at Norlands Lane, Thorpe, Surrey.
  • Proposed landfill scheme at Coldharbour Lane, Surrey; pre and post-application advice.
  • Proposed extension to existing landfill site at Thorpe, Surrey.
  • Appearing for Premier Aggregates in relation to the proposed extension to existing landfill site in Surrey.
  • Proposed waste transfer station at Long Reach Sewage Treatment Works, Dartford on behalf of Thames Water Utilities Ltd.
  • IPC and licensing matters in relation to existing landfill sites.
  • Advice on policy aspects and merits of a proposed major EFW plant in Surrey by Thames Waste Management.
  • Advice in relation to the sale of contaminated land, the apportionment of future liability and its existing liabilities and advice on provisions within proposed contract for sale.
  • Advice to waste operators in relation to the Environment Agency's powers under EPA 1990.

Enforcement
Instructed to advise on and appear at enforcement inquiries on behalf of many local authorities and private sector clients including major waste companies at both County and borough/district level; instructions are numerous but include by way of example:

  • Waste developments
  • Minerals developments
  • Aerodrome developments
  • Travellers/gypsies generally and Winter quarters for Travelling Show People
  • Discontinuance notices and advertisements
  • Golf course and other unlawful leisure developments
  • Various High Court cases involving SoS decisions on enforcement notices and injunctions
  • Details of his experience are available through Chambers' Clerking team subject to confidentiality.

Listed buildings
He advises extensively on listed building and conservation issues By way of example, he has had conduct of the London Residuary Body's case for the redevelopment of County Hall, London (and associated local government matters), including conduct of subsequent High Court and Court of Appeal matters.

He has advised on the listed building implications of proposed development works to Penzance and Hayle Harbours. He fought a successful appeal for the conversion of a 2* grade mill to residential accommodation and has advised in relation to several proposals for the change of use of listed buildings. He is acting for Hull City Council in relation to the redevelopment of the National Picture Theatre.

Proposed Ely Bypass on behalf of Cambridgeshire County Council: setting issues Ely Cathedral.


Rights of way
Paul Has advised extensively on rights of way in the context of development proposals and in relation to definitive plans, including the stopping up of highways and the determination of their public status in High Court proceedings.


Green Belt and countryside
Paul has extensive experience of Green Belt issues in relation to development proposals and their impact on forward planning (Development Plans) and major housing and infrastructure schemes. Please see related entries.


EIA/SEA
Paul has substantial experience of strategic environmental assessment in the context of forward planning and the assessment requirements of all LDDs. Please see his relevant Development Plan experience.

Cases

Cornerstone Barristers In First Local Plan Challenge To Reach The Court Of Appeal
17.02.2015
The Court of Appeal has today upheld Suffolk Coastal DC's adopted core strategy, in the first local plan challenge to reach the Court of Appeal. SCDC's core strategy had been....

Suffolk Coastal DC's Core Strategy Upheld By High Court
12.02.2014
In a judgment handed down on 6th February 2014, the High Court has dismissed a legal challenge brought by NANT (a local residents' action group) against Suffolk Coastal District Council's....

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....

Norfolk County Council v Mason [2004] EWHC B1 (Ch)
01.01.2014
See full text of case.....

Sharp v Chelmsford City Council [2013]
29.10.2013
Defending environmental challenge to Chelmsford City Flood Defence Scheme.....

Hockley v Essex County Council [2013] EWHC 4051 (Admin)
29.08.2013
Defending environmental challenge to proposed major waste handling facility in Essex. Click here for Judgment.....

Local Development Orders
20.02.2012
Two members of Cornerstone Barristers have been separately instructed by local authorities to advise on the content of proposed Local Development Orders under section 61A of the Town and Country....

News

Silk Day 2017
13.02.2017
Matt Hutchings, Paul Shadarevian and Tom Cosgrove have been formally appointed Queen's Counsel following a ceremony at Westminster earlier today. Click here for further information on their appointments. ....

Cornerstone Barristers announces three new silks
12.01.2017
Cornerstone Barristers is proud to announce that Paul Shadarevian, Matt Hutchings and Tom Cosgrove are to be appointed Queen's Counsel. Paul Shadarevian has extensive expertise across all areas of planning law,....

The Cornerstone Planning Team goes from strength to strength
12.01.2017
The appointment of Planning Team members Paul Shadarevian and Tom Cosgrove to QC is the latest in a series of exciting developments for the team this year. The addition of....

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....

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....

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

His considerable drafting and negotiating skills have been utilised by the public and private sector for drafting and negotiating major public infrastructure agreements, Development agreements and complex s.106 Agreements. These have included the Colchester Garrison development and Northern Approaches Agreement for Colchester Borough Council, Bathside Bay infrastructure and s.106 Agreements, Felixstowe Port (South Reconfiguration) (Infrastructure and s.106 Agreements) amongst others.

Public Procurement
He also regularly advises local authorities on public procurement contracts and EC requirements . These have included: Colchester Leisureworld, Hull Primary Healthcare Trust Procurement issues, the procurement of waste services and other service and supply contracts, and the duties arising out of private/public sector redevelopment schemes for a number of local authorities including Kent County Council, Chelmsford Borough Council and Forest Heath District Council amongst others. He regularly gives lectures on EC procurement procedures and recent case law.

Miscellaneous
Other Local Government work includes:

  • property and commercial aspects of compulsory acquisition and public sector development; including the effect and enforceability of restrictive covenants on development proposals;
  • the legal liabilities and responsibilities as lead development partners in state aided regeneration projects; the administration of National Heritage Lottery Grant, , and other related local government matters.

Other recent Public cases include:

  • NANT v Suffolk Coastal District Council [2014] : defending environmental challenge to Core Strategy and 2000 dwelling allocation to Martlesham (High Court decision awaited)
  • Sharp v Chelmsford City Council [2013] defending environmental challenge to Chelmsford City Flood Defence Scheme
  • Hockley v Essex County Council [2013] EWHC 4051 (Admin): defending environmental challenge to proposed major waste handling facility in Essex

Cases

NANT v Suffolk Coastal District Council [2014]
29.01.2014
Defending environmental challenge to Core Strategy and 2000 dwelling allocation to Martlesham (High Court decision awaited)....

Sharp v Chelmsford City Council [2013]
29.10.2013
Defending environmental challenge to Chelmsford City Flood Defence Scheme.....

Hockley v Essex County Council [2013] EWHC 4051 (Admin)
29.08.2013
Defending environmental challenge to proposed major waste handling facility in Essex. Click here for Judgment.....

Local Development Orders
20.02.2012
Two members of Cornerstone Barristers have been separately instructed by local authorities to advise on the content of proposed Local Development Orders under section 61A of the Town and Country....

News

Silk Day 2017
13.02.2017
Matt Hutchings, Paul Shadarevian and Tom Cosgrove have been formally appointed Queen's Counsel following a ceremony at Westminster earlier today. Click here for further information on their appointments. ....

Cornerstone Barristers announces three new silks
12.01.2017
Cornerstone Barristers is proud to announce that Paul Shadarevian, Matt Hutchings and Tom Cosgrove are to be appointed Queen's Counsel. Paul Shadarevian has extensive expertise across all areas of planning law,....

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....

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....

Butterworth's Planning Law Service

1st January 2010

Original joint author and joint Consultant Editor of Butterworth's Planning Law Service.

Paul gives seminars, speaks at conferences and provides practical workshops for Chamber's clients and organizations such as the East of England RTPI conference. Subject matter has included government reform of planning obligations, the law relating to and the drafting and negotiation of planning obligations and the preparation for and the giving of evidence at public local inquiries, the conduct of local planning authorities and material considerations at development control stage.

  • Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA)
  • Liveryman of the City of London Tallow Chandlers Company
  • Planning and Environment Bar Association (PEBA)
  • Compulsory Purchase Association

News

Silk Day 2017

13th February 2017

Matt Hutchings, Paul Shadarevian and Tom Cosgrove have been formally appointed Queen's Counsel following a ceremony at Westminster earlier today. Click here for further information on their appointments. ....

News

Cornerstone Barristers announces three new silks

12th January 2017

Cornerstone Barristers is proud to announce that Paul Shadarevian, Matt Hutchings and Tom Cosgrove are to be appointed Queen's Counsel. Paul Shadarevian has extensive expertise across all areas of planning law,....

News

The Cornerstone Planning Team goes from strength to strength

12th January 2017

The appointment of Planning Team members Paul Shadarevian and Tom Cosgrove to QC is the latest in a series of exciting developments for the team this year. The addition of....

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

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

Cornerstone Barristers In First Local Plan Challenge To Reach The Court Of Appeal

17th February 2015

The Court of Appeal has today upheld Suffolk Coastal DC's adopted core strategy, in the first local plan challenge to reach the Court of Appeal. SCDC's core strategy had been....

Case

Suffolk Coastal DC's Core Strategy Upheld By High Court

12th February 2014

In a judgment handed down on 6th February 2014, the High Court has dismissed a legal challenge brought by NANT (a local residents' action group) against Suffolk Coastal District Council's....

Case

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....

Case

NANT v Suffolk Coastal District Council [2014]

29th January 2014

Defending environmental challenge to Core Strategy and 2000 dwelling allocation to Martlesham (High Court decision awaited)....

Case

Norfolk County Council v Mason [2004] EWHC B1 (Ch)

1st January 2014

See full text of case.....

Case

Sharp v Chelmsford City Council [2013]

29th October 2013

Defending environmental challenge to Chelmsford City Flood Defence Scheme.....

Case

Hockley v Essex County Council [2013] EWHC 4051 (Admin)

29th August 2013

Defending environmental challenge to proposed major waste handling facility in Essex. Click here for Judgment.....

Case

Local Development Orders

20th February 2012

Two members of Cornerstone Barristers have been separately instructed by local authorities to advise on the content of proposed Local Development Orders under section 61A of the Town and Country....

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....