Repealing Sections 106BA to BC – yet another example of the law of unintended consequences?

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Repealing Sections 106BA to BC – yet another example of the law of unintended consequences?


John Pugh-Smith In Social Sciences ‘unintended consequences’ (or unforeseen consequences) are outcomes that are not the ones foreseen and intended by a purposeful action. Idiomatically, it is commonly used as… Read more »

CategoryNews Author John Pugh-Smith Date

The Meaning of “Housing Supply Policies” – clarity at last but not open season for housebuilders


This article was first published on Lexis®PSL on April 12, 2016 John Pugh-Smith considers the judgment in the linked appeals Court of Appeal’s decision  in Suffolk Coastal District Council v Hopkins Homes… Read more »

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Planning, Environment and Property Newsletter – April 2016


Welcome to the Planning, Environment and Property Newsletter – April 2016 After what have been another busy few months in the world of planning, we hope that this month’s newsletter… Read more »

CategoryNews, Newsletters Author Richard Harwood OBE QC, John Pugh-Smith, James Burton, Philippa Jackson, Daniel Stedman Jones, Victoria Hutton, Jonathan Darby Date

Repealing Sections 106BA to BC – yet another example of the law of unintended consequences? – John Pugh-Smith


In Social Sciences ‘unintended consequences’ (or unforeseen consequences) are outcomes that are not the ones foreseen and intended by a purposeful action. Idiomatically, it is commonly used as a wry… Read more »

CategoryNews Author John Pugh-Smith Date

Planning, Environment and Property Newsletter – February 2016


Welcome to the Planning, Environment and Property Newsletter – February 2016. In this February edition of our Planning, Environmental and Property newsletter, five members of chambers have contributed with articles… Read more »

CategoryNews, Newsletters Author Stephen Tromans QC, Richard Harwood OBE QC, John Pugh-Smith, Kelly Stricklin-Coutinho, Philippa Jackson, Daniel Stedman Jones, Victoria Hutton, Jonathan Darby Date

EIA trumping – John Pugh-Smith


In this article John Pugh-Smith looks at the consequences when  a planning decision was made while the Secretary of State’s EIA screening direction process was still  pending. In R (on… Read more »

CategoryNews Author John Pugh-Smith Date

John Pugh-Smith named Planning & Environmental Barrister of the Year in the Lawyer Monthly.


John Pugh-Smith has been named ‘Planning & Environmental Barrister of the Year’ in the 2015 Lawyer Monthly Awards. The Lawyer Monthly research team opened the voting process in July 2015 and… Read more »

CategoryNews Author John Pugh-Smith Date

Twenty members of 39 Essex Chambers recognised in the 2014 Planning Magazine Legal Survey


39 Essex Chambers has achieved 20 rankings in the annual Planning Magazine legal survey 2014 of planning lawyers. The members of 39 Essex Chambers listed are: Silks: Peter Village QC, Richard Harwood OBE… Read more »

CategoryNews Author John Steel QC, Peter Village QC, Stephen Tromans QC, Thomas Hill QC, Paul Stinchcombe QC, Richard Harwood OBE QC, James Strachan QC, Andrew Tabachnik QC, John Pugh-Smith, Christiaan Zwart, Richard Wald, James Burton, Ned Helme, Philippa Jackson, Rose Grogan, Jonathan Darby Date

John Pugh-Smith gains important NPPF policy clarification


In a recent High Court judgment (19 Feb) important clarification of the Government’s housing policy under the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), para.49. In his judgment, Collins J confirms that… Read more »

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