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Setting of a listed building

The Court of Appeal has set out general principles to be applied when considering the setting of listed buildings and the effect of developments. Jacqueline Lean sets out the key points.

News headlines

Aug 13, 2018

Birmingham to seek legal advice on city centre development

Birmingham City Council’s property arm is to seek legal advice in relation to a city centre development scheme.
Aug 06, 2018

Council to investigate 2012 sale of housing estates to developer

The London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham last month passed a special motion backing a “full investigation” into a deal six years ago to sell to housing estates to a developer.
Aug 06, 2018

Council wins challenge to decision that right of way was ‘byway open to all traffic’

Slough Borough Council has won a High Court challenge to an inspector’s decision that a right of way should be open as a ‘byway open to all traffic’ (BOAT).
Aug 01, 2018

Campaigners eye legal action over festivals in Lambeth parks

Campaigners have set up a crowd funding campaign to try to take legal action against the London Borough of Lambeth over commercial festivals in parks.
Jul 30, 2018

Surrey authorities to set up £8m property and regeneration legal framework

The Surrey Administrators and Solicitors (“SAS”) – a consortium of eleven local authorities in the county – are to set up a framework agreement for property and regeneration legal services worth an estimated £8m over four…

Features and analysis

Bringing it home?

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John Pugh-Smith and Katie Scott consider conflict management and resolution, and analyse alternatives to litigation for local government.

The NIA and compulsory purchase

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Richard Guyatt examines proposals in the National Infrastructure Assessment for making the process of compulsory purchase simpler and fairer.

Selling off council property

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Rebecca Gilbert considers how councils can best approach the sale of their property assets.

Habitats Regulations Assessments

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An ECJ ruling on Habitats Regulations Assessments is straight bananas, writes Roy Pinnock.

Older articles

Jul 19, 2018

Sheffield secures renewal of injunctions over tree felling programme

The High Court has renewed injunctions granted to Sheffield City Council against protesters who have taken direct action to try to halt a tree felling programme.
Jul 13, 2018

The NIA and compulsory purchase

Richard Guyatt examines proposals in the National Infrastructure Assessment for making the process of compulsory purchase simpler and fairer.
Jul 10, 2018

Councils hit by High Court ruling on business rates and ‘occupation’

A company can occupy business premises to enable a building’s owner to escape liability for business rates since the law does not say ‘occupation’ must be for any additional business purpose beyond that of the occupation itself, the High Court has…
Jul 10, 2018

Judge refuses permission for legal challenge to Inner Temple planning permission

The High Court has refused permission for a judicial review of the Corporation of the City of London’s grant of planning permission for educational facilities in the Inner Temple Treasury Building, which involves the loss of the upper gallery of its…
Jul 09, 2018

High Court quashes village green registration over 'trigger event'

The High Court has given what is reported to be the first ruling on a ‘trigger event’ for the purposes of town and village green registration.
Jul 06, 2018

Selling off council property

Rebecca Gilbert considers how councils can best approach the sale of their property assets.
Jun 29, 2018

Habitats Regulations Assessments

An ECJ ruling on Habitats Regulations Assessments is straight bananas, writes Roy Pinnock.
Jun 26, 2018

Council to seek legal advice on enforcing agreement with development partner

Birmingham City Council plans to obtain legal advice on the terms of an agreement with a development partner on a major construction project.
Jun 20, 2018

Houseboat owners partially successful in appeal over moorings court order

A High Court judge has overturned parts of an order granted to the London Borough of Hounslow against houseboat owners moored on the River Thames in Brentford.
Jun 19, 2018

Councils in England selling 4,000+ buildings and open spaces a year on average

The Local Government Association has defended decisions by councils in England to dispose of publicly owned buildings and spaces, after research suggested that some 4,131 such properties are being sold off on average each year.
Jun 19, 2018

National park authority secures prosecution of driver over ‘off-roading’

A national park authority has successfully prosecuted the driver of a 4x4 car who was caught ‘off-roading’ in October last year.
Jun 13, 2018

Court of Appeal to hear key case on development agreements and procurement

The Court of Appeal will today [13 June] hear an appeal against a High Court ruling that dismissed a legal challenge by an unsuccessful bidder over the way a council procured a development partner.
Jun 13, 2018

Gove appoints ‘Tree Champion’ ahead of imposing new duty of consultation on councils

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has appointed Sir William Worsley as the government’s ‘Tree Champion’ ahead of the introduction of a new duty on councils “to properly consult with communities before they cut down trees”.
Jun 11, 2018

Virgin Media to take council to Upper Tribunal over broadband rollout and land access

Virgin Media has instigated legal proceedings in order to reach a court-imposed agreement under the updated Electronic Communications Code (ECC) over land access with Durham County Council.
Jun 08, 2018

Crichel Down Rules: new case law

A High Court case has offered new judicial guidance on the Crichel Down Rules that is of importance to local authorities and landowners. Patrick Robinson and Alex Minhinick set out the key points.
Jun 07, 2018

Council faces judicial review challenge over redevelopment plan and new HQ

Warwick District Council has been threatened with judicial review by a local campaign group over a redevelopment plan in Leamington Spa that would provide it with new offices.
Jun 06, 2018

High Court judge rejects bid for judicial review of major development in Essex

A High Court judge has dismissed an application for judicial review brought over a multi-million pound development on council-owned land in Essex.
Jun 01, 2018

Town council ordered to disclose contract with developer for sports complex sale

The First-tier Tribunal has upheld a decision by the Information Commissioner’s Office that required a town council to disclose a contract entered into more than five years ago with a developer over the multi-million pound sale of a sports complex.
May 31, 2018

Judges uphold listing of field as asset of community value despite trespassing

An open space can be designated as an asset of community value even if its present use is one arising from trespass, the Court Of Appeal has said.
May 31, 2018

Council hits out after court rules in favour of barrister on home extension

The London Borough of Camden has deplored a judgment that a barrister resident in Hampstead need not remove an extension built onto his home without planning permission.

Setting of a listed building

Village green iStock 000009004124XSmall 146x219The Court of Appeal has set out general principles to be applied when considering the setting of listed buildings and the effect of developments. Jacqueline Lean sets out the key points.

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Bringing it home?

Mediation iStock 000008373355XSmall 146x219John Pugh-Smith and Katie Scott consider conflict management and resolution, and analyse alternatives to litigation for local government.

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Selling off council property

Property sale 827489 s 146x219Rebecca Gilbert considers how councils can best approach the sale of their property assets.

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The NIA and compulsory purchase

Money iStock 000008683901XSmall 146x219Richard Guyatt examines proposals in the National Infrastructure Assessment for making the process of compulsory purchase simpler and fairer.

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Habitats Regulations Assessments

Environment 146x219An ECJ ruling on Habitats Regulations Assessments is straight bananas, writes Roy Pinnock.

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