Feb 05, 2021
The Supreme Court will next week (12 February) hand down an important ruling on town and village green registration.
Feb 04, 2021
The Law Society has called on the Government to protect leaseholders from the costs of making their homes safe from potentially deadly cladding.
Feb 04, 2021
Court of Appeal hands down ruling on policy for development in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and presumption in favour of sustainable development
The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) allows a council to reject a planning application because of an adverse impact on an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB), the Court of Appeal has ruled.
Feb 04, 2021
The threat of a legal dispute between Colchester Borough Council and Essex County Council has emerged over a proposed development for the site of the town’s former bus station.
Feb 02, 2021
A High Court judge has granted the London Borough of Islington a possession order for a development site where protesters are occupying a copse scheduled for destruction.
Jan 25, 2021
Government consults on new 'Right to Regenerate' where councils and public bodies required to sell unused land
The Government has this month launced a consultation on a new ‘Right to Regenerate’ which would enable the public to require councils and the public sector in England to sell unused land and assets.
Jan 22, 2021
The London Borough of Tower Hamlets has been fined £330,000 after a five-year-old girl died when playground equipment collapsed on top of her at Mile End Park.
Jan 21, 2021
North West council to apply to vacate High Court hearing in police HQ dispute to allow for further negotiations
Salford City Council will seek to delay a High Court case for six months to try to allow for settlement of a lengthy dispute with a developer.
Jan 07, 2021
Council wins Court of Appeal battle over fate of land subject to statutory trust for recreational purposes
Shropshire Council has won a case in the Court of Appeal over what happens when a local authority disposes of land subject to a statutory trust for public recreational purposes without complying with the relevant statutory requirements.
Dec 10, 2020
Housing association and phone masts businesses ordered to pay own way in dispute where legal costs reached £450k
Social landlord London & Quadrant Housing Trust and phone masts firm Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure have each been ordered to pay their own costs after a lengthy dispute that ran up a total bill of £450,000.