Christopher Pincher MP, Minister of State for Housing (S3 E8)

The Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP
The Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP

Christopher Pincher was appointed Minister of State at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on 13 February 2020. He was first elected Conservative MP for Tamworth in May 2010.

Court Judgments of the Week:

  • City & Country Bramshill Ltd v Secretary of State for HC&LG & Hart DC et al[2021]EWCA Civ 320, a Court of Appeal decision dismissing an appeal from the developer against a decision of Waksman J who partly allowed & partly dismissed  challenges to an inspector’s decision to refuse planning permission in relation to development at Bramshill Park, Hampshire raising questions about the interpretation of policy related to heritage & isolated homes in the countryside.
  • Anchor Hanover Group v Arcadis Consulting Ltd [2021] EWHC 543 (TCC) A decision of O’Farrell J on 9 March dismissing an application by the Environment Agency to summarily dismiss a claim for damages based on a duty of care at common owed by the EA in commenting on hydraulic modelling & in so doing arguably going beyond its statutory duty.

Decisions of the Week:

  • Camp Hill, Birmingham, a decision of 8th March allowing a recovered appeal against Birmingham City Council’s refusal to grant permission on a site in B2/B8 use for a residentially led mixed use scheme of 7 blocks within the City Centre Growth Area in the development plan, raising issues about the delivery of Camp Hill Chord.
  • Odeon Cinema, Shaftesbury Ave a decision of 10 March an inspector’s decision dismissing appeals by Capital Start Ltd against the refusals of the London Borough of Camden to grant listed building consent & planning permission for the refurbishment, and two storey roof extension and basement levels in the Grade II LB.

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