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CASE: Planning and Environment, Housing

The importance of plan led development and road safety

15.06.2021

Planning Permission refused for 190 dwellings at Land at Newgate Lane, Fareham:  8 June 2021. This s.78 planning inquiry related to proposed housing development beyond the built-up area boundary. The two appeals

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CASE: Public Law and Judicial Review, Housing

No preference is a reasonable preference - R (Mallon Montero) v London Borough of Lewisham

25.05.2021

Henshaw J upholds the disqualification of housing applicants owed the reasonable preference duty on the basis of lack of local residence Part 6, Housing Act 1996 entrusts the formulation of

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CASE: Public Law and Judicial Review, Housing, Property

REFEREE OR GOALKEEPER? The Court of Appeal decides…

24.05.2021

Today, the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in Keith Vernon Gell v 32 St John’s Road (Eastbourne) Management Company Ltd. The case concerned the correct approach to be taken

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CASE: Public Law and Judicial Review, Planning and Environment

Challenge to Isle of Wight Retail Park Rejected

24.05.2021

On 19 May 2021, the High Court rejected a challenge to the grant of planning permission for a new retail park (9167 m2 gross internal floor space and 289 parking

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CASE: Planning and Environment, Property

Rights of Way Claim over Development Site Rejected

17.05.2021

An Inspector has rejected a claim to record three new footpaths, criss-crossing a large greenfield site promoted for housing development in Oxted, Surrey. The land had formerly been used to keep

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CASE: Planning and Environment

Legal Challenges to neighbourhood plans and orders: the Supreme Court has the final word

14.05.2021

Today the Supreme Court has delivered judgment in R(on the application of Fylde Coast Farms Ltd) v Fylde Borough Council [2021] UKSC 18. The case concerned the short point on the interpretation

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CASE: Public Law and Judicial Review

Local authority injunctions against “Persons Unknown” - the civil law runs out

13.05.2021

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and Others v Persons Unknown, London Gypsies and Travellers intervening [2021] EWHC 1201 (QB) In a 129 page judgment handed down yesterday the High Court

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CASE: Licensing

Michael Caines’ new venture on Exmouth seafront granted premises licence

10.05.2021

Asitha Ranatunga acted a legal advisor to East Devon DC's Licensing Sub-Committee in its consideration of a new premises licence for 'Mickey's Beach Bar & Restaurant and Café Patisserie Glacerie',

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CASE:

FAREWELL FLEXIBLE FRIEND

29.04.2021

Yesterday the Administrative Court, comprising the President and Chamberlain J, determined that virtual meetings will not be permitted after 7th May 2021, see Hertfordshire CC & others v SoS Housing

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CASE: Local Government

Stoke Poges Campus, School Lane, Bucks SL2 4Q1 APP/N0410/W/20/3264723

27.04.2021

Lisa is representing the Secretary of State for Education in his appeal against the non-determination by Buckinghamshire Council of planning permission for a new multi-purpose building at an Academy in

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