Episode 5 with Sir Howard Bernstein, former Chief Executive of Manchester City Council

Our Very Special Guest this week is Sir Howard Bernstein, former Chief Executive of Manchester City Council.

Court Judgments of the Week, both decisions of Holgate J:

  • Girling V East Suffolk Council & EDF & NNB [2020] EWHC 2579 a challenge to the grant of permission for major development in the AONB, replacement facilities related to Sizewell B, required as a precursor to a new Sizewell C nuclear power station raising issues about alternative sites and if the EIA was up to date. 
  • London Historic Parks v Secretary of State HCLG [2020] EWHC 2580   a case relating to the proposed Holocaust Memorial in Victoria Tower Gardens; whether the requirements for independence and objectivity in Art 9a of the EU Directive are properly transposed and if so if the handling arrangements to deal with called-in applications comply with reg 64 (2) if the EIA Regs 2017.

Appeals of the Week:  (1) Successful appeal for 105 C3 units scheme (2) an unsuccessful attempt to secure 505 dwellings on Green Belt land in Edinburgh.

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