In two judgments in 2017 and 2020 on the Holborn Studios site the High Court made important rulings on fairness, access to documents and lobbying councillors. Richard Harwood QC, Celina Colquhoun and Victoria Hutton discuss the rulings.
The three go discuss the following:
- When fairness requires reconsultation on amendments to planning applications
- Legitimate expectation and the disclosure of documents
- Publication of viability assessments and background documents
- The right of the public and developers to contact councillors
- Fairness and process in an age of virtual meetings
About the speakers
Richard Harwood OBE QC
Richard Harwood OBE QC specialises in planning, environment, art and public law, acting for developers, landowners, central and local government, individuals and interest groups.
Celina Colquhoun specialises in all aspects of planning and environmental law and also has good experience in licensing matters. Celina is ranked by Legal 500 (tier 2 in London; tier 1 in the Midlands) and in Chambers & Partners (Band 4) for Planning. She is also rated by Planning Magazine Legal Survey 2019 as amongst the UK’s top planning juniors.
Victoria has a busy practice with a particular specialism in, planning, environmental and energy law. She is the co-author of ‘Planning Policy’ (Bloomsbury 2018 with Richard Harwood Q.C.) and is currently ranked as one of the top junior barristers at the planning bar and also in the under 35 category (Planning Magazine 2019).