The scope of section 73 planning applications

Planning, Environment & Property

The scope of section 73 planning applications


The High Court has addressed the scope of section 73 planning applications and in particular whether they can be used to omit conditions which remove rights under the Use Classes… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Richard Harwood OBE KC Date

DCO granted for Avon Gorge Metrowest Rail Project


Stephen Tromans KC acted for the applicant for a development consent order for the Metrowest project, a strategic railway line connecting Portishead and Bristol, running in part along an existing… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Stephen Tromans KC Date

Fairness in planning in St Lucia


The Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean has found that The Landings, a holiday resort, was treated unfairly in not being allowed to comment on a planning application on… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Richard Harwood OBE KC Date

Planning, Environmental and Property Seminar – Birmingham


In this in-person seminar, chaired by Rose Grogan and with presentations from Niraj Modha, Stephanie David and Gethin Thomas, our team of our planning, environmental and property barristers will provide… Read more »

CategorySeminars Archive Author Rose Grogan, Niraj Modha , Stephanie David, Gethin Thomas Date

Four members of Chambers appear in Luton Airport Inquiry


The Inquiry into a section 73 application by London Luton Airport Operations Limited (‘LLAOL’) starts today. The application is for variations to a number of the conditions governing operations at… Read more »

CategoryNews Author John Steel KC, James Strachan KC, Richard Wald KC, Victoria Hutton Date

Richard Wald QC acts for successful claimants in significant and wide-ranging challenge to the Environment Agency’s failure to prevent ecological harm in the Norfolk Broads


The High Court has handed down judgment in a case with wide-ranging ramifications for the application in the UK of the EU Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC) (“the Habitats Directive”) and of… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Stephen Tromans KC, Richard Wald KC Date

Andrew Tabachnik QC secures planning permission for 176 new homes to the east of Chichester


Andrew Tabachnik QC, instructed by CEG, has secured planning permission for 176 new homes to the east of Chichester.  This followed a 9 day Inquiry considering issues such as planning… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Andrew Tabachnik KC Date

Earthline has to tear down Wroughton airfield buildings after losing appeal


Less than a year after successfully seeing off the proposed development of an 80,0000m2 science park at Inlands Farm, adjacent to the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty[1],… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Paul Stinchcombe KC Date

Hunston Revisited


Having won Hunston Properties[1] almost 10 years ago, the seminal case on “objectively assessed needs”, Paul Stinchcombe QC has returned to familiar territory, winning again for the same developer when… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Paul Stinchcombe KC Date

High Court grants Natural England strike-out of claim challenging Environmental Damage Regulations, applying principles of procedural exclusivity (James Burton appeared for Natural England).


In Armstrong Aggregates Ltd v Natural England [2022] EWHC 2009 (Admin), a judgment handed down on 28 July 2022, the Hon. Mr Justice Fordham has thrown out an attempt to… Read more »

CategoryNews Author James Burton Date

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