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CASE: Public Law and Judicial Review

Council admits it acted unlawfully in removing popular cycle lane

27.01.2022

West Sussex County Council has admitted it acted unlawfully when it decided to remove a popular cycle lane in the seaside town of Shoreham in November 2020. The council's declaration is

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CASE: Planning and Environment

How to secure permission for greenfield sites outside settlement limits

24.01.2022

Mill Road, Henham, CM22 6AF (APP/C1570/W/21/3272403) (30 November 2021)

Land off Brain Valley Avenue, Black Notley (APP/Z1510/W/21/3281232) (20 January 2022)

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CASE: Housing, Property

Court of Appeal cooks the (Canada) Goose: final injunctions can be granted against ‘newcomers’

13.01.2022

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and Others v Persons Unknown, London Gypsies and Travellers intervening [2022] EWCA Civ 13

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CASE: Planning and Environment

Unlikely prospects of recreational equestrian use resuming were “obviously material” in Green Belt housing appeal - decision quashed

04.01.2022

Millwood Designer Homes LTD v. (1) Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and (2) Reigate and Banstead District Council [2021] EWHC 3464 (admin) Judgement handed down 17 December 2021. Examples

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CASE: Housing, Property

Property guardianship companies and director held liable for failing to licence premises as an HMO

16.12.2021

The First Tier Tribunal has delivered judgment in an important case regarding the regulation of premises occupied by property guardians: Global 100 Ltd, Global Guardians Management Ltd & Theo Kyprianou

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CASE: Health and Social Care

Important judgment relating to the 2014 Care Act decides Suffolk County Council were wrong in law to not assist two disabled men

14.12.2021

In an important judgment relating to the powers and duties of a local authority under the Care Act 2014, Lang J has today decided that Suffolk County Council were wrong

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CASE: Planning and Environment

High Court Grants Permission to Challenge Southampton Airport Expansion

13.12.2021

After a three-hour hearing on 9 December 2021, Lang J granted permission to GOESA Ltd (a group of concerned local residents) permission to challenge Eastleigh Borough Council's decision to grant

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CASE: Planning and Environment, Housing

"Grasping the Nettle": how far into the thicket do you have to reach?

08.12.2021

The High Court has confirmed that the requirement to 'grasp the intellectual nettle' of a previous, inconsistent planning decision does not extend to 'minded to' positions reached as part of

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CASE: Planning and Environment

High Court rejects another challenge to a part of Hackney Council’s low traffic neighbourhood and school streets plan

08.12.2021

The High Court has in SM (A Child) & Anor v London Borough of Hackney [2021] EWHC 3294 (Admin) dismissed a statutory appeal, brought by two children with disabilities, which

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CASE: Planning and Environment, Local Government

Important judgment clarifying the roads over which a Traffic Regulation Order may be made

06.12.2021

A TRO can be made over any highway or "any other road to which the public have access", see: ss.1 and 142 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. In Bowen v Isle

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