John Pugh-Smith co-ordinates launch of  MHCLG/PINS Planning Mediation Service

Planning, Environment & Property

John Pugh-Smith co-ordinates launch of MHCLG/PINS Planning Mediation Service


In this video, John Pugh-Smith FCIArb explains how mediation can resolve, often bitter and intractable, planning disputes following the Planning Inspectorate’s  launch of  its joint “Pathfinder” initiative with the MHCLG… Read more »

CategoryPodcasts & Other Media Author John Pugh-Smith Date

John Pugh-Smith co-ordinates launch of MHCLG/PINS Planning Mediation Service


On 19th July the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) launched its joint “Pathfinder” initiative with the MHCLG following the  Chief Planner’s July Newsletter announcement. Its purpose is to help manage its current… Read more »

CategoryArticles, News Author John Pugh-Smith Date

Assessing Countryside Sensitivity by its Verdant Appearance


By decision letter dated 28 June 2021 Inspector I A Dyer (BSc (Eng) FCIHT) has refused outline planning permission for residential development (150 units) in Wymondham, South Norfolk, when underscoring… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Juan Lopez Date

Judicial review & the planning system in 2021: practical tips, current trends, what’s round the corner?


This is a joint Town Legal LLP and 39 Essex Chambers webinar This will be a practical session aimed at planning consultants, planning officers, lawyers and anyone else interested in… Read more »

CategoryWebinars Archive Author Richard Harwood OBE QC, Celina Colquhoun, Katherine Barnes Date

High Court reserves judgment in challenge to road closures in Hackney


The High Court last week heard a challenge brought by a community interest group in Hackney – Horrendous Hackney Road Closures (HHRC) – to Hackney Borough Council’s Emergency Transport Plan… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Daniel Stedman Jones, Tom van der Klugt Date

39 from 39, Series 3 Episode 11 – “Cut your neighbour down to size?”


39 Essex Chambers presents a series of Planning and Environment related webinars Each webinar will offer approximately 39 minutes of in-depth analysis of carefully selected current planning and environment related… Read more »

CategoryWebinars Archive Author David Sawtell, Niraj Modha Date

High Court Makes Important Ruling on Agricultural Buildings


This week the High Court (Lang J) handed down judgment in the case of R (Smolas) v Herefordshire Council [2021] EWHC 1663 (Admin). She applied the recent Court of Appeal… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Daniel Stedman Jones Date

Planning Enforcement Time Limits and Revocation of Certificates of Lawfulness


In R (Ocado) v Islington LBC [2021] EWHC 1509 (Admin), Holgate J considered what he described as “important issues of planning law” relating firstly to the calculation of the 10… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Richard Wald QC Date

Planning, Environment and Property Newsletter – 10th June 2021


Welcome to the latest edition of our Planning, Environment and Property newsletter.  This edition highlights two interesting cases with a heritage slant.  First, Richard Harwood QC considers R (Kinsey) v… Read more »

CategoryNewsletters Author Richard Harwood OBE QC, Jonathan Darby, Stephanie David Date

39 from 39, Series 3 Episode 10 – Introduction to Highways Works; Public Rights of Way and Village Greens for Planners


In this webinar the two of the 39 Essex Planning and Environment team will provide a “back to basics” session on highways works public rights of way and village greens… Read more »

CategoryWebinars Archive Author Celina Colquhoun, Katherine Barnes Date

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