Dec 10, 2019
A Planning Court judge has rejected s.113 statutory challenges brought by two parish councils and a local resident against Guildford Borough Council’s adoption of its Local Plan.
Dec 10, 2019
High Court gives green light to legal challenge over planning permission for development next to Royal Military Canal
A High Court judge has granted campaigners permission to bring a judicial review challenge over Folkestone and Hythe District Council’s (FHDC’s) decision to grant planning permission for development on land adjacent to the Royal Military Canal.
Dec 05, 2019
Council forced to apply for retrospective planning permission for ground source heat pumps after thinking it was unnecessary
Northumberland County Council has had to grant itself retrospective planning permission for three ground source heat pump arrays after realising that it had gone ahead in the mistaken belief that permission was not needed.
Dec 04, 2019
Shropshire Council has obtained an injunction to secure affordable housing provision on a housing development site, it has been reported.
Dec 03, 2019
Court of Appeal rejects challenge to environmental permit for waste incineration plant over error in supporting information
The Court of Appeal last month rejected a claim that an environmental permit granted by the Environment Agency for a waste incineration plant was vitiated by an error made in the permit application.
Nov 27, 2019
Council planning board removes clause from s106 agreement restricting future occupants from bringing claims over noise after receiving advice move was unlawful
The Planning Board at the Royal Borough of Greenwich has removed a clause from a s106 agreement that was intended to restrict future occupants of a housing development from pursuing claims for nuisance or damages over noise, after receiving legal advice suggesting it was unlawful.
Nov 25, 2019
Council loses Planning Court challenge over development and policies restricting development outside settlement limits
A borough council has failed to persuade the Planning Court that a planning inspector, when granting permission for a 55-dwelling scheme, erred in affording significant rather than full weight to the conflict between the proposed development and policies in the development plan restricting development outside settlement limits.
Nov 25, 2019
Supreme Court to hear appeal by council over National Planning Policy Framework and mineral extraction in Green Belt
The Supreme Court will next week hear a county council’s appeal over whether it misapplied part of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) when considering mineral extraction in the Green Belt.
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 20, 2019
Council loses Supreme Court appeal over whether community fund donation was material consideration for grant of planning permission
The Supreme Court has upheld a ruling that a district council acted unlawfully when, in granting planning permission for a wind turbine, it took into account a proposed donation to a local community fund.
Nov 18, 2019
A long-established gliding club has won a Planning Court challenge over Harborough District Council’s decision to grant prior approval for a barn conversion on a site next to its airfield.
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.