St Ives’ Ban on Second Homes
The Planner and Local Government Lawyer have reported on The High Court ruling on 10th November 2016 which found that a policy in the St Ives Neighbourhood Plan which prohibits new dwellings being used as holiday homes was lawful. Mark Lowe QC and Jack Parker appeared for Cornwall Council in its defence of the making of the neighbourhood plan.
Local Government Lawyer has also published an analysis of the case by Mark and Jack.
The judgment has been widely reported on in the press, with articles published in The Times, BBC News and The Guardian. The case was also covered by the Money Box programme on Radio 4 (from 19 minutes).