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The "exclusivity principle" in a planning context
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 27 2011

The Court of Appeal has held that the service of a breach of planning condition notice is a "purely public" act, so the correct way of challenging such a notice is by way of judicial review proceedings

NPPF Paragraph 49: clarity at last
  • 39 Essex Chambers
  • United Kingdom
  • April 19 2016

On 17 March 2016 the Court of Appeal gave judgment in the linked appeals Suffolk District Council v Hopkins Homes Ltd & SSCLG and Richborough Estates

Judicial review challenges: When are you entitled to reasons?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 28 2016

In the recent case of Karen Louise Oakley (Claimant) v South Cambridgeshire District Council (Defendant) & Len Satchell (Interested Party) 2016

Authority Update 22416 : Housing
  • Bevan Brittan LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 25 2016

H and others applied for judicial review of the council's decision to significantly amend its housing allocations policy by introducing a scheme

Restrictive covenants: can a local authority enforce a covenant preventing development for which it has granted planning permission?
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • April 25 2008

A transfer of land in 2000 between Easington District Council and a private individual contained a covenant not to use the property other than as a coach depot and associated bungalow for residential use

“Just because.” The High Court rejects a common law duty to give reasons
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • March 31 2016

In Oakley v South Cambridgeshire CC 2016 EWHC 570 (Admin), the High Court held that South Cambridgeshire County Council did not have a common law

R (Weaver) v London & Quadrant (2009)
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 5 2009

In a majority ruling, the Appeal Court judges backed a High Court decision a year ago that housing associations are public bodies and susceptible to claims under the Human Rights Act

Public law of no relevance in commercial land transaction dispute with local authority
  • Maples Teesdale
  • United Kingdom
  • January 13 2016

The recent Court of Appeal case of Dudley Muslim Association v Dudley Metropolitan Council 2015 EWCA Civ 112 is a reminder that if a local authority

Court declares guidance on affordable housing planning obligations and VBC unlawful
  • Bond Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 4 2015

The High Court has ruled that the planning policy to exempt small developments from affordable housing contributions and the vacant building credit

General Counsel Update - June 2013 - A summary of major developments in key areas
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Singapore, United Kingdom, USA
  • June 21 2013

The Companies Act 2006 (Strategic Report and Directors' Report) Regulations 2013 (Regulations) to amend the structure of UK annual reports have