|COURT CASES AND INQUIRIES:
Sizewell C issue specific hearing sessions commence
The Planning Inspectorate will begins to hear two weeks of evidence as part of their examination of a proposal by NNB Generation Company (SZC) Ltd for a Development Consent Order under the Planning Act 2008 to authorise a new nuclear power station at Sizewell, on the Suffolk coast…
Alighting on serious risks: (1) Valero Logistic UK Ltd (2) Greenergy Terminals Ltd v Plymouth City Council  EWHC 1792 (Admin)
Planning Court hands down judgment in an important judicial review concerning the correct approach of planning decision-makers in the context of sites presenting serious health and safety risks..
The importance of plan led development and road safety
Planning Permission refused for 190 dwellings at Land at Newgate Lane, Fareham…
Challenge to Isle of Wight Retail Park Rejected
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 spaces) at Newport, Isle of Wight…
Rights of Way Claim over Development Site Rejected
An Inspector has rejected a claim to record three new footpaths, criss-crossing a large greenfield site promoted for housing development in Oxted, Surrey…
Legal Challenges to neighbourhood plans and orders: the Supreme Court has the final word
The Supreme Court has delivered judgment in R(on the application of Fylde Coast Farms Ltd) v Fylde Borough Council  UKSC 18. The case concerned the short point on the interpretation and effect of section 61N of the Town and County Planning Act 1990 which provides for legal challenges to be brought against neighbourhood development orders and neighbourhood development plans…
Mediation and planning: Here to stay?
Cornerstone Barristers join The Bar Council’s Bar Sustainability Network
Ruchi Parekh Speaks at UKELA Annual Conference 2021