Environment Bill in Parliament: Beginning of the End

Planning, Environment & Property

Environment Bill in Parliament: Beginning of the End

This week, the Environment Bill reaches the final stages of its passage through Parliament: the consideration of amendments. It returns to the House of Commons with a series of significant… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Gethin Thomas Date

Planning, Environment and Property Newsletter – 30th September 2021

Welcome to the ‘bumper’ edition of our Planning, Environment and Property newsletter in time for the Opening of the Legal Year on 1st October 2021. It is all too easy… Read more »

CategoryNewsletters Author Stephen Tromans QC, Celina Colquhoun, Philippa Jackson, Victoria Hutton, Katherine Barnes, Ruth Keating, Daniel Kozelko Date

Net Zero and the Rule of Law

We all now know what is needed in terms of greenhouse gas emissions reductions in order to avert the climate change catastrophe which we are currently seeing played out in… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Stephen Tromans QC Date

Chambers Nominated for Four Awards at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2021

Chambers is absolutely delighted to have received four nominations at the upcoming Chambers UK Bar Awards 2021: Personal Injury Silk of the Year – Neil Block QC Professional Discipline Silk… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Neil Block QC, Fenella Morris QC, Victoria Hutton Date

Stonehenge Tunnel approval quashed

The High Court has quashed the development consent order (“DCO”) which authorises the construction of a dual-carriageway road tunnel at Stonehenge to replace the existing A303 road.  Mr Justice Holgate… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Richard Harwood OBE QC, James Strachan QC, Christiaan Zwart, Rose Grogan, Victoria Hutton Date

Planning Law and the Historic Environment

39 Essex Chambers and the Institute of Art and Law are holding an afternoon seminar on 16 August 2021 bringing together legal and heritage experts. This unique event will bring… Read more »

CategoryWebinars Archive Author Richard Harwood OBE QC, Richard Wald QC, Philippa Jackson, Katherine Barnes Date

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

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