Episode 8 with Nicholas Boys Smith, Director of Create Streets
Our Special Guest this week is Nicholas Boys Smith founding Director of Create Streets, interim Chair of Building Better, Building Beautiful & Task Force Member advising Government on the Planning White Paper. Nicholas has recently been appointed as the head of the new national design body soon to be launched.
Court Judgments of the Week,
- Hillside Parks Ltd v. Snowdonia National Parks Authority  EWCA Civ 1440 a Court of Appeal decision concerning the ‘Pilkington’ principle regarding successive planning permissions relating to the same site, and the status of a planning permission granted in 1967.
- Roao Barry Zins v East Suffolk Council & others  EWHC 2850 a challenge to the conditional grant of permssion for the creation of a lake & reuse of excavated material on site on grounds that the officer report materially misled on the noise effects & alleged heritage benefits.
Appeals of the Week: (1) a section 78 inspector decision relating to 93 dwellings on a green field site on the edge of Sutton Courtenay, Abingdon. Issues included the effect of the OHGD and WMS 12/9/2018 on HLS.
(2) a Secretary of State decision dated 2 November 2020 relating to a July 2018 application for a National Distribution Centre by Liberty Properties & Eddie Stobart agreed to be inappropriate development in the Green Belt.
“Nudge of the week” and “Champion of the Week”.