Fiona Howie, Chief Executive at the Town and Country Planning Association (S3 E9)
Court Judgments of the Week:
- Blackbushe Airport Ltd v Secretary of State for EF&RA & Hampshire CC et alEWCA Civ 398, the Court of Appeal decision dismissing an appeal against a decision of Holgate J who allowed a challenge to an inspector’s decision to deregister land under the Commons Act 2006 on the basis the inspector had erred in law in concluding land fell within the curtilage of the airport building.
- Anderson et al v Basildon District Council  EWCA Civ 363, a decision of the Court of Appeal, dismissing an appeal against committal orders sentencing members of the gypsy community to suspended imprisonment orders.
- R (Croyde Area Residents Association) v North Devon DC & Parkdean Holiday Parks Limited  EWHC 646, a decision of Lieven J extending time & allowing a challenge to a 2014 planning permission, despite a claim for a statutory bar.
Decision of the Week:
- Bloor Homes Western appeal at Ledbury, a decision of the Secretary of State dated 15 March granting outline planning permission for a mixed use development including up to 625 homes on a site allocated within the Core Strategy & lying within the Ledbury Neighbourhood Development Plan, raising issues about the effect on highways, designated heritage assets, the setting of the AONB & HLS.