Chris Webber MRTPI, Group Planning Manager for Barratt Developments PLC (S12 E5)

Chris Webber MRTPI

Chris Webber

Our Special Guest this week is Chris Webber, Group Planning Manager at Barratt Developments PLC.

Latest News Update on planning related matters.

  • Decision of the High Court in Marks & Spencer PLC v SOSLUH&C & others [2024] EWHC 452 allowing a s288 challenge & quashing the SoS’s dismissal of M&S s78 appeal for the construction of a 9-storey new mixed office & retail store at the western end of Oxford Street.
  • Decision of the High Court in R (oao Galloway) v Durham County Council & Lightsource SPV 215 Limited [2024] EWHC 367 allowing a JR & quashing the grant of a planning permission for an excessive number of solar panels thus able to generate a capacity of 50MW or more which could not be rescued by subsequent NMA to that application. 
  • Decision of a Planning Inspector dated 29th February 2024 to allow an appeal by Taylor Wimpey (UK) Ltd against the non-determination by Charnwood Borough Council to grant outline planning permission for up to 195 dwellings on a site outside the development limits of Syston which formed part of a proposed strategic allocation in the Pre-Submission Draft of the emerging Local Plan, currently at examination.

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