Stephen Hunt MRTPI (S3 E2)
Court Judgments of the week:
- Ikram v Secretary of State HC&LG & Hussain & others V London Brent BC  EWCA Civ 2 two related decisions of the Court of Appeal dismissing appeals from decisions of Lang J by which she granted a statutory application to quash a planning permission and a claim for judicial review of the decision by the inspector to quash and enforcement notice; issues around the use of an obligation to correct errors made in a decision to grant permission for a mixed use for residential and community centre/place of worship
- Finch V Surrey CC , Horse Hill Developments & Secretary of State HC&LG & Friends of the Earth  EWHC 3559 a claim for JR raising the question whether an ES requires an assessment of the greenhouse gases emissions from the use of an end product said to have originated from that development.
Decisions of the week:
- An inspector’s decision dated 7 January 2021 dismissing an appeal for 195 C3 homes on St Johns Nursery site in Clacton On Sea against Tendring District Council’s refusal, raising issues around highways & impact on character & appearance, applying an ordinary planning balance.
- An inspector’s decision dated 15th January 2021 allowing an appeal for the demolition of 70 ex National Coal Board “Airey houses” made of pre-cast concrete C3 units and erection of 70 new C3 units in Oulton against Leeds City Council’s refusal; raising the PSED under section 149 of the Equality Act 2010, viability of refurbishment & repair and impacts on the community & non designated heritage assets.
Plus “Praise of the Week” and “Nudge of the Week”