Andreas Markides, Chairman of Markides Associates & Author of Urban Myths (S12 E2)

Andreas Markides

Our Special Guest this week is Andreas Markides, Chairman of Markides Associates & author of Urban Myths.

Latest News Update on planning related matters.

  • Decision of the Court of Appeal in R (oaf Substation Action Save East Suffolk Ltd) v Secretary & State for Energy Security & Net Zero & others [2024] EWCA Civ 12dismissing an appeal against the decision of the Lang J who had refused a claim for judicial review of two decisions by the first respondent to make development consent orders under section 114 of the Planning Act 2008 for two nationally significant infrastructure projects for onshore and offshore windfarms.  The first ground of challenge relates to flood risk and the application of the sequential test, the second, to the decision on the cumulative impacts.
  • Decision of the High Court, Holgate J dated 17 January 2024 in R (oao Aysen Dennis) v London Borough of Southwark & Notting Hill Genesis [2023] EWHC 3210 (Admin) who granted an application for judicial review quashing the Council’s decision under section 96A to make a non-material amendment to an outline planning permission for the phased redevelopment & regeneration of the Aylesbury Estate on the grounds that the introduction of “severable” was material.
  • Decision of a Planning Inspector dated 17th January 2024 to dismiss an appeal by Templeview Developments Ltd against the refusal of Milton Keynes Council to grant full planning permission for the change of use of agricultural land to a linear park, new access road and stopping up and outline planning permission for 277 C2 extra care apartments, a 70 bed care home, 41 retirement bungalows & up to 196 C3 homes. Issues around effect on neighbouring properties including the agent of change principle, history, and living conditions of future residents.

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