Jun 26, 2020
Council to pay £1,000, build new bat hibernation boxes and improve processes after Ombudsman criticises planning approval
Warwick District Council has agreed to pay £1,000 and provide new hibernation boxes for bats after it failed to properly consider the impact a development might have on local wildlife when it approved a planning application.
Jun 25, 2020
Property owners found guilty over illegal sub-division of building after ten year battle with council
Two joint property owners have been found guilty of illegally sub-dividing a building into seven substandard flats in a prosecution brought by the London Borough of Camden.
Jun 22, 2020
Government to extend consents for sites with planning permission that would have expired during lockdown
Sites with planning permission that have an expiry date between the start of lockdown and the end of 2020 will see their consent extended to 1 April 2021, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick, has announced.
Jun 22, 2020
Ministry urges councils to shy away from enforcement action that would unnecessarily restrict outdoor stalls
The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government has called on local authorities not to undertake enforcement action which would result in unnecessarily restricting outdoor stalls.
Jun 19, 2020
Landlord fails in bid to vacate earlier guilty plea amid claims council was improperly motivated by prospect of confiscation windfall
A landlord has failed in a judicial review challenge after he was refused permission to vacate a guilty plea in relation to an enforcement notice, amid claims that a council was improperly motivated by an expected windfall from a confiscation order.
Jun 18, 2020
A High Court judge has declined to hear a judicial review application concerning the inclusion of an ‘informative’ into a certificate of lawfulness of existing use or development ("a CLEUD").
Jun 12, 2020
A CAAD appeal relating to 135 homes was recently dismissed as inappropriate development in the Green Belt. James Pereira QC and Daisy Noble explain why.
Jun 11, 2020
Neighbourhood forum wins Planning Court challenge over Leeds site allocations plan and Green Belt land releases
A neighbourhood forum has successfully challenged Leeds City Council’s site allocation plan in the High Court in a dispute over calculating Green Belt release for housebuilding.
Jun 10, 2020
Borough council to accelerate applications for temporary changes to use of public areas and private land
Cheltenham Borough Council is understood to have become one of the first local authorities in the country to accelerate applications for temporary changes to the use of public areas and private land.
Jun 04, 2020
Campaigners get green light for legal challenge over felling of wood near planned nuclear power station
A group that campaigns against the proposed Sizewell C nuclear power station has won permission to take East Suffolk Council to judicial review in a dispute over felling a wood.