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Planning permission granted for new Free School, despite conflict with the development plan
Land at former all-weather pitch and Astro Turf tennis courts, Rosehill Recreation Ground, Rose Hill, Sutton SM1 3HH APP/P5870/W/19/3241269 Lisa Busch QC acted successfully for the Secretary of State for education in….
Redevelopment of redundant poultry plant for residential rejected as unsustainable in a rural location
Haughley Park is a Grade I listed mansion in a parkland setting in the countryside to the west of Stowmarket but with “very unusual” addition of a large redundant poultry….
Application by Queensgate Bow UK Holdco Limited Kensington Forum Hotel, 97 Cromwell Road, London SW7 4DN
Between 2019 and 2021 Lisa acted in an advisory capacity for a number of local residents’ associations who were Rule 6 parties in the protracted proceedings involving an application by….
After JR Threat, Secretary of State Calls in Cumbrian Coal Mine
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….
Bramshill: the NPPF, isolated homes in the countryside, and the assessment of harms and benefits to heritage assets
Introduction 1. The Court of Appeal’s judgment in Bramshill v SSHCLG  EWCA Civ 320 addresses the interpretation and application of policies in the National Planning Policy Framework (“NPPF”) against the….
Inadequate Environmental Impact Assessment in Intensive Chicken Farming
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….
Supreme Court hears R (on the application of Fylde Coast Farms Ltd) v Fylde Borough Council
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….
12 members ranked by Planning Resource as ‘top barristers’
Newly Released: Cornerstone on the Planning Court (Second Edition)
Cornerstone Barristers welcomes new clerk Billy Brett
Cornerstone Barristers welcomes two new pupils