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Issue was whether the location of the building made it impractical for it to be used as a dwelling house.
Chambers wins permission to demolish industrial units and replace them with residential properties.
Practical implications of judgment for developers’ negotiations on small-scale and brownfield sites.
…after council prosecuted a defective Breach of Condition notice...
The Secretary of State has consented to the quashing of his own decision dated 17 March 2015 to dismiss an appeal against refusal of outline planning permission for up to 189 dwellings.
A practical guide on the pitfalls local planning authorities should avoid.
If local veto rights apply to wind farms what next – prisons, fracking, gypsy sites?
The Core Strategy’s approach to use of bare delivery rates prevails over assessment of need.
Newberry QC will co-present a session entitled: ‘Housing Delivery vs Housing Trajectory: Finding Ways Of Accelerating Housing Delivery And Increasing Supply’...
Jenny Wigley acted for the billing authority, East Staffordshire District Council, in successfully defending the completion notice from challenge.
This paper considers selected topics in the broad (and full of case law) topic of homeless persons, together with a brief mention of the duty of local housing authorities to carry out a review of accommodation needs.
This briefing examines a number of misconceptions about boundary interpretation — ‘the myths’ — and looks at one or two legends along the way.
Proprietary estoppel prevents the legal owner of property from asserting their strict legal rights in respect of that property when it would be inequitable to allow him to do so.
This act makes a number of changes to the rules relating to intestacy; the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975; and trustees’ powers.
Rolling back from William Davis? A note on the significance of Dartford Borough Council v Secretary of State for DCLG
On 24 June 2014 Mrs Justice Patterson handed down judgment in the case of Dartford Borough Council.
Mrs Justice Patterson (Planning Court, sitting in Birmingham) handed down judgment in R (IM Properties) v Lichfield District Council on 18 July 2014.
Peter Goatley of No5 Chambers has obtained planning permission on behalf of Gladman Developments for 150 new homes at Leonard Stanley in Stroud District.
Ian Dove QC and Nina Pindham from No5 Chambers have secured planning permission and a partial costs award for a site in Northumberland.
The High Court has ruled that an owner of empty property is not entitled to a ‘prohibited by law’ exemption from unoccupied property rates.
On 2 July 2014, the secretary of state issued his decision on two appeals against the Wychavon District Council’s refusal of planning permission for two large housing schemes.