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Court of Appeal hands down Test Case on Curtilage

18.03.2021

After a wide-ranging review of the extensive case law on the term “curtilage”, the Court of Appeal has decided that it is a “single concept” which has the same meaning

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CASE: Public Law and Judicial Review, Planning and Environment

After JR Threat, Secretary of State Calls in Cumbrian Coal Mine

12.03.2021

The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government has decided to call in for his own determination an application by West Cumbria Mining (WCM) for a new mine

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CASE: Public Law and Judicial Review, Information Law

Tribunal Provides Written Reasons on FOIA Territorial Limitation

11.03.2021

The First-tier Tribunal has made available its written reasons for deciding that no territorial limitation should be read into the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). The background to the

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CASE: Planning and Environment

Bramshill: the NPPF, isolated homes in the countryside, and the assessment of harms and benefits to heritage assets

11.03.2021

Introduction 1. The Court of Appeal's judgment in Bramshill v SSHCLG [2021] EWCA Civ 320 addresses the interpretation and application of policies in the National Planning Policy Framework ("NPPF") against the

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CASE: Public Law and Judicial Review, Planning and Environment

Inadequate Environmental Impact Assessment in Intensive Chicken Farming

11.03.2021

The High Court has quashed a planning permission for an intensive chicken farming facility in Shadingfield, East Suffolk. In Keating v East Suffolk Council [CO/4377/2020] the Claimant applied for permission to

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CASE: Planning and Environment

Supreme Court hears R (on the application of Fylde Coast Farms Ltd) v Fylde Borough Council

08.03.2021

On 9 March 2021, the Supreme Court will hear R (on the application of Fylde Coast Farms Ltd) v Fylde Borough Council. The Court will consider the correct interpretation of

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CASE: Local Government

X County Council

03.03.2021

Lisa advised a County Council on a number of complicated and important questions concerning the correct construction of the Public Sector Vehicles Accessibility Regulations 2000, viewed in the light of

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CASE: Planning and Environment

Local Government News: Crematorium change of use and the Green Belt

19.02.2021

By Jonathan Clay | 19 February 2021 A crematorium change of use in the Green Belt was recently found by a planning inspector not to be inappropriate development. The Secretary of State's

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CASE: Local Government

Lawfulness of proposed academy conversion

17.02.2021

Lisa advised a County Council on the lawfulness of its conduct in relation to the proposed conversion of a local authority maintained school to an academy. The case reached the

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CASE: Planning and Environment, Local Government

'Out-of-date' assessments can be site specific, Holgate J confirms

16.02.2021

A judicial review claim seeking to quash outline planning permission for a 300-dwelling scheme in Woolpit, Mid Suffolk, has been dismissed on all grounds by Mr Justice Holgate. In Ewans

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