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Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and another – WLR Daily

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Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and another [2011] UKSC15; [2011] WLR (D) 125

“It was contrary to public policy that a person who had obtained planning permission for the building of a barn, but who had throughout intended to and did build a dwelling house disguised as a barn, and who had by deception concealed his breach of planning permission for four years from the planning authorities, should be able to invoke the immunity from enforcement action which was available under section 171B of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.”

WLR Daily, 6th April 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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‘Neighbourhood’ planning powers to be trialled – BBC News

“People living in parts of England will be able to decide where new houses, shops and businesses should go in their neighbourhood, under a localism trial.”

Full story

BBC News, 2nd April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Regina (Save Britain’s Heritage) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and another – WLR Daily

Regina (Save Britain’s Heritage) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and another [2011] EWCA Civ 334; [2011] WLR (D) 107

“Demolition works were capable of constituting a project for the purposes of article 1(2) of Council Directive 85/337/EEC on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment.”

WLR Daily, 25th March 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Milebush Properties Ltd v Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council and another – WLR Daily

Milebush Properties Ltd v Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council and another [2011] EWCA Civ 270; [2011] WLR (D) 96

“Although the court had a wide discretion to grant declaratory relief in diverse circumstances in both public and private law proceedings, where a party who was not a party to the contract brought private proceedings seeking declaratory relief to enforce a public authority’s planning obligation the court would not lend its assistance.”

WLR Daily, 17th March 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Property planning rules to soften – BBC News

“Measures to make it easier for firms in England to convert commercial property into private dwellings are to be announced by the government in the Budget, the BBC has learned.”

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BBC News, 19th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

R (Cala Homes (South) Ltd) (No 2) v Secretary Of State for Communities and Local Government – WLR Daily

R (Cala Homes (South) Ltd) (No 2) v Secretary Of State for Communities and Local Government [2011] EWHC 97 (Admin); [2011] WLR (D) 39

“A stated intention by the Government to abolish regional strategies and to promote legislation for that purpose was capable in law of constituting, for the purposes of section 70(2) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, a ‘material consideration’ to which planning authorities could have taken regard in making determinations of applications for planning permission. The Secretary of State’s announced intention to abolish regional strategies did not compromise the duty of local planning authorities under section 19 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended) to have regard to regional strategies when preparing a development plan or any other local development document.”

WLR Daily, 8th February 2011

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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High Court challenge to Hampton Court development fails – BBC News

“A High Court bid to block plans for a hotel and flats on a derelict site on the opposite side of the Thames from Hampton Court Palace has failed.”

Full story

BBC News, 31st January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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