Nigel Appleton MA, Executive Chairman at Contact Consulting Ltd (S6 E1)
Decisions of the Month:
- Decision of the Court of Appeal in London Borough of Barking & Dagenham et al v Persons Unknown  EWCA Civ 13 dated 13th January 2022 allowing an appeal & clarifying that the court can grant final injunctions that prevent person unknown from occupying and trespassing on local authority land.
- Decision of Mr Justice Lane dated 7th January 2022 R (oao Ashchurch PC) v Tewkesbury BC  EWHC 16, dismissing a challenge to the grant of permission of a road bridge over the Bristol to Birmingham mainline railway based on alleged irrationality, an unlawful negative screening opinion and bias.
- Decision of an inspector dated 11th January 2022 allowing a full an appeal against the refusal of Waverley BC of an application for the erection of 99 C3 dwellings (30%AH) & associated highways and landscaping on land outside but adjoining the settlement boundary, raising issues of principle, impact on character & appearance and 5 yr HLS.
- Decision of an inspector dated 10th January 2022 allowing an appeal against the refusal of Fareham BC to grant permission for 206 dwellings on an unallocated green field site in the agreed absence of a 5 yr HLS , based on impacts on biodiversity of the Solent & New Forest Protected Sites& the effect of landscape character & appearance.