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Cases

CASE: Planning and Environment

Must you, and can you, count past over-supply of housing against annual requirements when calculating your five-year supply?

19.10.2021

In January 2021 a Planning Inspector granted outline planning permission for 50 new homes at the edge of a village in Tewkesbury borough. She did so on the basis that

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CASE: Planning and Environment

Sizewell C DCO Examination closes today

14.10.2021

Today sees the closure on time of the 6 month long Sizewell C DCO Examination. The Examination has been considering SZC Co's proposals to build two new EPR nuclear reactors

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CASE: Planning and Environment

Very Special Circumstances justify Major Residential development in the Green Belt

28.09.2021

Following an Inquiry in August 2021 a proposal for 167 dwellings and associated works on 10.78 hectares of agricultural land has been granted planning permission by a planning inspector at

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CASE: Planning and Environment

Richard Ground QC and Ben Du Feu appeared successfully to secure up to 150 houses for Manor Oak Homes at Inquiry

28.09.2021

Richard Ground QC and Ben Du Feu have assisted together to win the Manor Oak Homes inquiry and secure planning permission for up to 150 homes at Didcot. The Decision letter

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CASE: Planning and Environment

Maldon District Councillor sanctioned for six separate cases of bullying

20.09.2021

The Joint Standards Committee of Maldon District Council has upheld six separate complaints of bullying against Councillor Chrisy Morris. He was also found to have deliberately attempted to undermine the

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CASE: Planning and Environment

Cumbria coal mine inquiry considers the need for coking coal in UK and European industry

14.09.2021

The public inquiry into the 'called-in' application for the UK's first deep coal mine in 30 years enters its second week, in which the Inspector will hear detailed evidence on

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CASE: Health and Social Care, Local Government

No case to answer: prosecution under s. 82 Environmental Protection Act 1990 dismissed

09.09.2021

Sarah Salmon successfully defended London and Quadrant Housing Trust (L & Q) on a private prosecution brought by an occupier of one of its properties under section 82 of the

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CASE: Housing, Local Government

Inspector's appeal decision quashed for misinterpretation of a noise condition

09.09.2021

In Patel v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government [2021] EWHC 2115 (Admin), Mrs Justice Lang quashed the decision of an Inspector to dismiss an appeal against

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CASE: Public Law and Judicial Review, Local Government

“I don’t believe a word of your evidence”: District Judge dismisses driver’s appeal for asking passenger intrusive questions

07.09.2021

A District Judge has dismissed an appeal against the revocation of a private hire driver's licence after finding he was guilty of a "wholly inappropriate intrusion into the private life"

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CASE: Planning and Environment, Property

Reversibility of works affecting heritage assets

06.09.2021

In Buxton v Cambridge City Council [2021] EWHC 2028 (Admin), the High Court dismissed a claim for judicial review of a decision to grant planning permission and listed building consent

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