Nov 19, 2019
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has appointed 12 law firms to a framework for the provision of prosecution and legal services worth an estimated £4m.
Nov 11, 2019
A High Court judge has rejected a legal challenge brought over the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea’s decision to make a traffic management order imposing additional parking restrictions in an area with a Sikh Temple.
Oct 18, 2019
The Court of Appeal has this week begun hearing an appeal from five councils, the Mayor of London and Greenpeace over the Government’s decision to approve Heathrow expansion.
Oct 17, 2019
Ashford Borough Council has defeated a High Court challenge to its local plan brought by a developer who objected to land being safeguarded for a train depot.
Oct 15, 2019
A council has been fined £300,000 after a passenger was killed when run over by a lorry at a bus station.
Oct 02, 2019
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched a legal support project to help individuals with transport discrimination claims.
Sep 26, 2019
Tees Valley’s Conservative elected mayor has criticised the region’s Labour councils over the reported award of a rail contact to a foreign firm instead of locally-based Hitachi Rail.
Sep 25, 2019
The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found Cherwell District Council’s car parking contractor at fault, saying its actions meant people may have been denied their rights to challenge parking tickets through the courts.
Sep 02, 2019
The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government has published new planning practice guidance designed to “further simplify advice on the CIL regime, helping communities and developers understand what is required”.
Aug 27, 2019
The Council of the Isles of Scilly plans to appoint a legal services provider to support a project developing an alternative fuelling network, multi modal travel hubs and mobility platform to encourage adoption of ultra-low carbon transport.
Aug 12, 2019
The reserve bidder for the design, build, finance and maintain contract for the proposed Silvertown Tunnel has launched a legal challenge to the procurement process undertaken by Transport for London.
Aug 06, 2019
HS1 Ltd, which has the 30-year concession to own and operate High Speed 1 (the UK’s first section of high-speed rail), is to appoint providers to a legal services framework worth an estimated £15m over seven years.
Aug 05, 2019
The London Borough of Barnet has reviewed its policy concerning abandoned vehicles and planned new training for its staff after the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman found that the council’s order to destroy a pizza van was not justified.
Aug 02, 2019
One of three councils that signed gagging orders with Highways England over the Oxford-Cambridge Expressway project has said it will reconsider the issue, and two now oppose the project outright.
Jul 25, 2019
A High Court judge has rejected a claim for judicial review of a decision removing the exemption from liability to pay the congestion charge in Central London from private hire vehicles save for those designated as wheelchair-accessible vehicles.
Jul 22, 2019
The Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal by a motorcyclists’ group over a road traffic regulation order (TRO) made by Hampshire County Council.
Jul 10, 2019
A High Court judge has dismissed a legal challenge to the Transport Secretary’s decision to accept recommendations from Highways England on the choice of a preferred corridor for the proposed new Oxford to Cambridge Expressway.
Jul 03, 2019
A borough council has won a High Court challenge over a planning inspector’s decision to allow an appeal against the local authority’s refusal of a certificate of lawfulness of proposed use or development.
Jul 01, 2019
Birmingham City Council and Amey have reached a settlement agreement that will allow the contractor to exit from the £2.7bn Birmingham Highways PFI contract.
Jun 27, 2019
A council was liable for an injury caused by a poorly maintained path regardless of whether it was originally intended to be ‘a highway’, a High Court judge has ruled.
Jun 24, 2019
Greater Manchester is set to become the first city-region to pursue the franchising of bus services under the Bus Services Act 2017 as part of Mayor Andy Burnham’s 10-year plan for public transport.
Jun 05, 2019
Councils will be required to report on the agreements reached with housing developers to pay for infrastructure, under new rules laid in Parliament this week.
May 29, 2019
A High Court judge has handed down his findings in a preliminary trial of a procurement challenge brought over the award of a highways contract where the claimant scored just 0.03 lower than the winning bidder.
May 29, 2019
Transport for London (TfL) has selected 15 law firms to provide external legal support across eight disciplines as part of its new legal panel.
May 23, 2019
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council has agreed to make a new Traffic Regulation Order after an investigation by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman found that residents in new-build properties in its town centre were unfairly refused parking permits.