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CASE: Licensing

Divisional Court clarifies rules relating to private hire vehicle operators in London

06.12.2021

The Divisional Court today handed down judgment in Uber London Limited v TfL and others. Uber brought a claim for a declaration as to the true meaning of the provisions

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CASE: Planning and Environment

Planning permission granted on appeal for 45 units

02.12.2021

Planning permission has been granted for 45 units (in outline) after a five-day public inquiry in Henham, Essex. The Inspector found that significant harm arising from car dependency, moderate harm to

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CASE: Planning and Environment

Burning England’s “national rainforest”: High Court challenge to failures to protect large areas of blanket peat bog

01.12.2021

The UK's peatlands store around 3 billion tonnes of carbon, equivalent to all the carbon stored in the forests in the UK, Germany and France together. Blanket bog is also

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CASE: Planning and Environment

Environment Agency successfully resists challenge to HS2 tunnelling

19.11.2021

Today the High Court handed down judgment in R(on the application of Misbourne Environmental Protection Ltd) v Environment Agency [2021] EWHC 3094 (Admin), refusing permission to bring a judicial review

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CASE: Planning and Environment

Cornerstone Barristers work in tandem to defeat Green Belt Rural Exception Scheme

11.11.2021

A proposal for 42 affordable houses in the Buckinghamshire Green Belt has been refused. Paragraph 149(f) NPPF allows "limited affordable housing for local community needs under policies set out in the

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CASE: Housing

Secretary of State refuses permission for 1,250 dwelling scheme in Medway

08.11.2021

In one of two recovered appeal decisions issued last week – the first since The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP was appointed Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and

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CASE: Housing

A blight on our modern society: local authority secures an unlawful profit order for subletting since 2003

04.11.2021

The London Borough of Southwark holds the largest stock of council houses of any local authority in London and, like many other social landlords, has, in recent years, made efforts

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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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