Dec 05, 2019
Supreme Court to hand down key ruling next week on village greens and land held by public bodies pursuant to statutory powers
The Supreme Court will next week (11 December) hand down a key judgment on village green registration where publically accessible land is held by public authorities pursuant to statutory powers.
Dec 03, 2019
Piers Riley-Smith of Kings Chambers has recently secured confirmation of three compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) for City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, all at public inquiry.
Nov 29, 2019
Council submits £130m claims in High Court bid to recover costs under housing estate maintenance PFI
Camden Council has submitted claims to the High Court to recover costs from the contractor PFIC (Partners for Improvement in Camden) and its principal subcontractors, who previously had responsibility for refurbishment and maintenance of the Chalcots Estate, under a private finance initiative agreement.
Nov 27, 2019
University loses Court of Appeal battle over Electronic Communications Code and access rights for operators
The University of London has lost an appeal over whether the Upper Tribunal has power under the Electronic Communications Code to impose on the occupier of a building an agreement permitting access by an operator to determine whether that building is suitable for the installation of electronic communications apparatus.
Nov 26, 2019
DAC Beachcroft has advised Blackpool Council on its £47m purchase of the town’s Houndshill Shopping Centre from the receivers of its previous owners, BCC Eiffel.
Nov 22, 2019
Council able to correct Adopted Policies Map to show land inside Green Belt instead of outside of it: High Court
Vale of White Horse District Council had the right to correct an error on a map of Green Belt boundaries without going through a complete consultation on the matter, the High Court has ruled.
Nov 18, 2019
London council to take battle over borough-wide injunction and camping on open spaces to Court of Appeal next month
The Court of Appeal will next month (3 December) hear an appeal by Bromley Council over the High Court’s refusal to extend an interim injunction prohibiting camping on 171 open spaces and car parks in the borough.
Nov 07, 2019
The London Borough of Southwark has lost a case in the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) over whether it can impose service charges on leaseholders on an estate where the heating system pipework has been renovated.
Oct 29, 2019
Chancery Division of High Court hears battle between council and tenant over water agreements and ‘re-selling’
The High Court is this week hearing a test case that will consider whether local authorities and housing associations have acted lawfully in failing to pass on to their tenants any discount or commission agreed with water companies.
Oct 23, 2019
Council secures £420k fines for developer and contractor over felling of rare Giant Redwood and other protected trees
A developer, his company and a tree contractor have been fined a combined £420,000 after breaching tree preservation regulations attached to trees near a site that the company was developing.