Episode 3 – Rebecca Phillips, Professional Lead for Planning Appeals at the Planning Inspectorate

Thursday September 24th – 5pm

Each week, the panel – Paul G Tucker QC, Mary Cook, Sasha White QC, Charlie Banner QC and Christopher Young QC – discuss the latest developments in planning law and policy from the week. As before, there is no charge for the event, but we would encourage you to make a modest donation to the NHS Combined Charity Page (click here) or whichever local charity you may prefer.

Our Very Special Guest this week is Rebecca Phillips, Professional Lead for Planning Appeals at the Planning Inspectorate.

Court Judgments of the Week:

(1) Thurloe Lodge Ltd, R (On the Application Of) v Royal Borough Of Kensington And Chelsea & Anor 2020 EWHC 2381 a decision of David Elvin QC dismissing six grounds of challenge to a planning authority’s decision to grant permission & listed building consent for two below ground car parking spaces on a private road in a conservation area adjoining listed buildings.

(2) East Hertfordshire DC V Mahoney [2020] 9 WLUK 153 a case about the grant of an interim injunction preventing travellers from undertaking work on land before the grant of planning permission.    

Appeals of the Week: 

(1) Successful appeal by L&Q  for a mixed use 441 unit C3 scheme with 50% AH involving tall buildings & impacts on Kew Gardens a World Heritage Site, Registered Park & Garden & Conservation Areas.(2) The dismissal of Capital Community Development’s appeal on design grounds. (3) The dismissal of an appeal for 83 units based upon the prejudice it would cause to a Neighbourhood Plan, impact on setting of LB & lack of evidence of biodiversity net gain.

“Nudge of the week” and “Champion of the Week”