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CPO and compensation: key changes

Gary Soloman looks at a number of provisions relevant to compulsory acquisition in the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 and Housing and Planning Act 2016 that come into force on 6 April 2018.

News headlines

May 09, 2018

Council defeats Court of Appeal challenge over road accident and vegetation

Appeal judges have refused to create a duty of care with “potentially serious and costly consequences for very little practical gain” in a case over whether overgrown vegetation contributed to a road accident.
Apr 12, 2018

Parish raises funds for judicial review of decision to route HGVs through village

A parish council in Dorset has raised sufficient funds to launch judicial review proceedings over the county council’s decision to route heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) through the village.
Apr 11, 2018

Council fails in appeal over FOI request and commercial prejudice

Hartlepool Borough Council has lost an appeal against a ruling by the Information Commissioner because it failed to provide evidence of what harm to commercial interests would be done by disclosing material dating from 2005 and relating to the…
Mar 12, 2018

Leeds to offer £500k contract for legal advice on HS2 Growth Strategy

Leeds City Council is to hire a provider for a £500,000 contract to deliver multi-disciplinary legal support on the Leeds City Region HS2 Growth Strategy and associated projects.
Feb 22, 2018

Council wins Court of Appeal battle over interpretation of £2.7bn PFI contract

Birmingham City Council has won an appeal over the correct interpretation of its £2.7bn highways PFI contract with Amey.

Features and analysis

Ports and good governance

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Local authorities that manage municipal ports need to consider and implement the government's new Ports Good Governance Guidance, writes Lara Moore and Ione McGregor.

Installing barriers on public highways

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LexisPSL Local Government, in partnership with Laura Hughes of Browne Jacobson, deals with the question of the powers available to a local authority when installing gates or barriers on public highways.

Dealing with icy car parks

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The Court of Appeal recently rejected a claim for damages brought by a 78-year-old man who fell on ice in a council-operated car park. Claire Booth explains why.

Continuing issues with CIL

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Christopher Cant analyses some of the thorny issues thrown up by regime for the Community Infrastructure Levy.

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Feb 13, 2018

Network Rail to hold market engagement for £70m legal services framework

Network Rail is to conduct a market engagement exercise for the supply of legal services worth an estimated £70m over five years.
Jan 19, 2018

Dealing with icy car parks

The Court of Appeal recently rejected a claim for damages brought by a 78-year-old man who fell on ice in a council-operated car park. Claire Booth explains why.
Dec 19, 2017

Court of Appeal rejects damages claim over fall on ice in council car park

The Court of Appeal has rejected a 78-year-old appellant’s claim for £10,000 in damages after he slipped and fell on ice in a car park owned by a local authority.
Dec 15, 2017

Continuing issues with CIL

Christopher Cant analyses some of the thorny issues thrown up by regime for the Community Infrastructure Levy.
Dec 01, 2017

Council defeats challenge to decision to add 34 footpaths to definitive map

A county council has successfully defended a judicial review challenge to a committee decision authorising the making of a statutory order which, subject to confirmation, would add at least 34 footpaths and a bridleway to the definitive map and…
Nov 27, 2017

Draft Drone Bill to hand police powers to tackle unsafe and criminal use

A draft Drone Bill, to be published in spring 2018, will hand the police new powers to prevent the unsafe or criminal use of drones, the Government has announced.
Nov 17, 2017

Government to set up first ever statutory sub-national transport body

The Government has laid legislation in Parliament that will turn Transport for the North (TfN) into the first ever statutory sub-national transport body, with legal powers and duties.
Oct 31, 2017

High Court judge dismisses committal proceedings brought against councillor

A High Court judge has dismissed committal proceedings brought by Sheffield City Council against one of its councillors, Alison Teal of the Green Party, over an alleged breach of an injunction.
Oct 25, 2017

Council to take legal action against driver for damage to resurfaced road

North Yorkshire County Council intends to take proceedings against a driver who caused more than £50,000 worth of damage to a newly resurfaced road.
Oct 23, 2017

North West council to launch judicial review over £200m dual carriageway proposal

The Leader of Sefton Borough Council has revealed that it will bring judicial review proceedings against Highways England over proposals for a dual carriageway through Rimrose Valley.
Oct 17, 2017

Charity wins permission for judicial review over parking permits in Bath

A charity has obtained permission to proceed with a judicial review in relation to the residents’ parking scheme in Bath.
Oct 10, 2017

County council pays £1.8m to settle single pothole claim

Somerset County Council has paid more than £1.8m to settle a compensation claim arising from an accident involving a pothole in a road.
Sep 29, 2017

Claimant who sued council over bogus highway accident guilty of contempt

A man who sued Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council for £10,000, claiming he was injured after tripping in a hole in the payment, has been found guilty of contempt of court and jailed for four months.
Sep 08, 2017

Report on highways contract litigation costing county £20m+ criticises documentation

A report into Cumbria County Council’s termination of a highways maintenance contract and subsequent litigation that cost the local authority £26m between 2012 and 2017 has criticised the contract documentation.
Aug 24, 2017

Direct action and injunctions

Protestors have been stopped from preventing a tree-felling programme run by Sheffield City Council. Yaaser Vanderman sets out the judge’s reasoning for granting an injunction.
Aug 17, 2017

Seeing through the smog

How can local authorities interpret DEFRA’s Clean Air Zone Framework in compliance with the law? Anna Heslop looks at the background and an important legal test.
Aug 17, 2017

Public rights over public spaces

Laura Renaudon reports on a rights of way order decision concerning a definitive map modification application over a public park owned by Durham County Council.
Aug 17, 2017

City council wins injunctions in latest stage of dispute over tree felling

Sheffield City Council has secured High Court injunctions against those trespassing within safety barriers around its controversial tree replacement works.
Aug 10, 2017

The scope of “highway” for GLA Roads vesting

The Court of Appeal has determined the scope of “highway” for GLA Roads vesting. David Elvin QC reports on a successful appeal by two councils.
Aug 03, 2017

Potholes galore!

John Collins reports on a Court of Appeal ruling in a case where a jogger injured himself in a pothole.

County council takes legal action to recover £7m spent on bypass

North Yorkshire County Council is set to take legal action against Highways England to recover £7m it has spent to upgrade the A63 Selby bypass.

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