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Hopkins Homes & Richborough Estates - all change but no change?
  • Shoosmiths LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 10 2017

The effect of the absence of a five-year housing supply is to trigger the presumption in favour of sustainable development, not just an assessment of

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

English Law Year in Review 2016 and Year to Come 2017
  • Linklaters LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 5 2017

The High Court in November ruled that the government did not have the constitutional authority to trigger Article 50. The Supreme Court’s judgment on

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

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

Planning permission granted during a local election ‘purdah period’ is upheld by the Court of Appeal
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • August 15 2008

A recent, unusual planning case involving Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council has raised some interesting issues about decision making in local government around the time of local elections

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

Blyth Valley Borough Council v Persimmon Homes (North East) Ltd & ors 2008 EWCA Civ 861 (29 July 2008)
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 10 2008

Blyth Valley appealed against a ruling that quashed its bid to introduce a 30 per cent affordable housing policy

Harvey v Plymouth City Council 29.7.10
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 15 2010

Occupier not liable for serious injuries following fall over a tripping hazard at night; there was no implied consent to the Claimant's activities at the time

Portobello Park Action Group Association v The City of Edinburgh Council, 12 September 2012
  • Morton Fraser
  • United Kingdom
  • September 20 2012

In the Outer House Lady Dorrian had dismissed a petition for Judicial Review by the Portobello Park Action Group Association