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Care Act 2014 Easements in the Coronavirus Act 2020

Burges SalmonSection 15 and Schedule 12 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 sets out significant amendments to a local authority's duties under the Care Act 2014. In this free-to-view, on-demand webinar, Cornerstone Barristers discuss the implications of the Coronavirus Act 2020 for local authorities.

Garden Cities, Regeneration and Compulsory Purchase Orders

Burges SalmonThis on-demand webinar, led by planning specialists Sarah Sutherland and Gary Soloman, covers key cases on consenting hurdles, the 2020 focus on standards including net gain and Living with Beauty and utilising CPO for garden cities and regeneration projects.

Homes Fitness for Human Habitation Act

Burges Salmon

Alice Richardson and Tom Tyson present a free on-demand webinar looking at the practical implications of the Homes Fitness for Human Habitation Act, including in the context of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Virtual Meetings are the new reality for local authorities

In this Burges Salmonfree-to-view on-demand webinar, Cornerstone Barristers discuss the implications of the new Regulations which empower local authorities to hold meetings remotely (including by telephone conference, video conference, or live webcast).

Campaigners secure funds for potential judicial review of new Bedford to Cambridge rail route

A campaign group has said it has successfully raised sufficient funds to pursue a judicial review against East West Rail (EWR) should a route announcement for the new Bedford to Cambridge rail line be by way of Bassingbourn or neighbouring villages.

The new rail line is expected to be built by the mid 2020s and will form part of the Oxford to Cambridge rail route.

EWR has recently held an eight-week public consultation about five potential route options. An announcement on the chosen route is expected to be made after the general election.

The CamBedRailRoad (CBRR) has called instead for an alternative, northern route for the new railway link leaving Cambridge by Cambridge North Station and calling at new stations at Northstowe, Cambourne, St Neots and Bedford.

Sebastian Kindersley, Chairman of CamBedRailRoad (CBRR), said: “Our route connects large existing and proposed population centres with employment sites across Cambridgeshire.

“Running in the shadow of the A428, it minimises land take, environmental damage and community severance while reducing local road use very considerably. We have fiercely opposed the five proposals by EWR that all create a second corridor across the County, leaving one with no road, the other with no train.

“CamBedRailRoad’s proposal has met with widespread public support: from local people, parish and town councils, MPs and councillors. However, the route has been largely ignored by EWR.”

Kindersley said the raising of sufficient funds for a legal challenge was clear evidence of the strength of public feeling. “People are determined that the railway meets the pressing needs of the region –but not at any cost.”

He added: “Our legal advisors are confident there are sufficient grounds that CBRR could overturn EWR’s flawed public consultation and force EWR to undertake a proper evaluation of the routes and a fair and balanced public consultation.”