| COURT CASES AND INQUIRIES:
Court of Appeal upholds planning permission despite breach of equality duty and gives important guidance on approach to ES alternatives.
The Court of Appeal has dismissed an objector’s challenge to the grant of planning permission by Suffolk County Council for a school in Lakenheath in Gathercole v Suffolk County Council….
An underground car lift in Kensington: To what extent are LPAs obliged to engage with expert evidence submitted by objectors?
The Court has dismissed a challenge to the grant of permission by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea for an underground parking facility, car lift and turntable on a….
Hackney left cold by shiver of Sharks!
Wayne Beglan acted for the London Borough of Hackney in achieving an emergency High Court Junction to remove an art installation that was labelled by the Council as a ‘flagrant….
Injunction secured to block illegal development on 40-hectare green belt site
Wayne Beglan, on behalf of Thurrock Council, has secured a High Court injunction to block illegal development on a 40-hectare green belt site in the region. The injunction prevents and further….
Major New Infrastructure Boost for the East Coast
On 24 September 2020 the Secretary of State for Transport made the Great Yarmouth Third River Crossing Development Consent Order 2020, approving a new twin-leaf lifting bridge across the River….
Success in the first virtual planning inquiry
At the end of June, the first public inquiry to be held virtually was concluded. It concerned a development for up to 150 dwellings in Rayne, Essex. The inquiry heard….
Housing for older people: Are development plans adopted before the latest revisions to the planning practice guidance on housing for older people out of date?
Following a two-week “virtual” planning inquiry, planning inspector Christina Downes has allowed an appeal and granted planning permission for an “extra care” development of 84 units in Albourne, West Sussex…..
Cornerstone Barristers Nominated for Planning and Environment Set of the Year
Cornerstone ranked amongst top planning sets in Chambers and Partners 2021
Legal 500 – Cornerstone Barristers ranked as one of the leading planning sets
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