Mar 23, 2020
Landowner loses Upper Tribunal appeal over certificate of appropriate alternative development for site acquired for link road
The owner of a field that was compulsorily acquired to provide land for the construction of a link road has lost his appeal over the certificate of appropriate alternative development he was given.
Mar 19, 2020
High Court gives green light to challenge over refusal by national park authority to pursue traffic regulation order
The High Court has recently granted Green Lanes Environmental Action Movement (“GLEAM”) permission to pursue a claim for judicial review against the Lake District National Park Authority over its refusal to pursue a traffic regulation order (“TRO”) to prohibit or reduce traffic from motorised vehicles, particularly four wheel drives, on two unsealed roads in the Lake District National Park.
Mar 11, 2020
Sunderland City Council has secured a £13,000 costs order against a claimant who said he had suffered a knee injury when he hit a pothole on his motorbike.
Mar 06, 2020
Highways England is to let a £3m contract for advocacy and litigation services covering the support and litigation of network claims (‘Green Claims’) where the organisation will be the legal claimant.
Mar 03, 2020
Broadcaster and naturalist Chris Packham is to challenge the decision of the Prime Minister to give the go-ahead to HS2, claiming that the review central to the mandate to proceed was “seriously flawed in its methods”.
Feb 27, 2020
Local authorities, the Mayor of London and environmental campaigners have won an appeal over the proposed expansion of Heathrow Airport by the addition of a third runway under the Airports National Policy Statement (ANPS).
Feb 17, 2020
Luton Council is to bring a judicial review of Central Bedfordshire Council’s decision to approve an application for a new link road after it says local plan examination inspectors’ letters calling the plan into question were not properly considered.
Feb 17, 2020
Claimant who sued over pothole injury given suspended sentence after evidence of extreme sports participation
Walsall Council has successfully prosecuted a man who falsely claimed significant compensation following an injury when falling in a pothole.
Feb 10, 2020
High Court rejects challenge over decision that development at Stansted Airport was not a nationally significant infrastructure project
A Planning Court judge has dismissed a judicial review challenge over the Secretary of State for Transport’s decision to decline to accept that development proposed in a planning application for Stansted Airport was a nationally significant infrastructure project.
Feb 10, 2020
The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has unveiled plans to put in place a pan government collaborative agreement for the provision of rail legal services worth an estimated £50m over six years.