Tony Juniper CBE, Chair of Natural England (S4 E7)

Tony Juniper CBE
Tony Juniper CBE

Tony Juniper CBE is a campaigner, writer, sustainability adviser and a well-known British environmentalist. For more than 35 years he has worked for change toward a more sustainable society at local, national and international levels. From providing ecology and conservation experiences for primary school children, making the case for new recycling laws, to orchestrating international campaigns for action on rainforests and climate change, his work has sought change at many levels.

Decisions of the Week:

  •  R (oao Ocado Retail Ltd) v London Borough of Islington [2021] EWHC 1509. A decision of Mr Justice Holgate dismissing a claim for JR seeking to quash a decision to revoke a CLEUD pursuant to section 193 (7) of TCPA 1990 originally granted on the basis of a breach of condition exceeding 10 years.
  • R (oao Wyatt) v Fareham Borough Council [2021] EWHC 1434. A decision of Mr Justice Jay dismissing a claim for judicial review of the decision to grant planning  a permission based on detailed criticisms of the OR including an allegation that NE’s Advice Note with regard to Reg 63 Hab Reg did not meet the required standard of certainty under the Habitats Directive
  • Decision of an Inspector dated 8th June 2021 allowing Renaissance Retirement Ltd’s appeal against the decision of New Forest District Council to refuse an application for planning permission for the redevelopment of land for 44 sheltered apartments for the elderly based on the impacts on heritage assets and the character and appearance of the area.
  • Decision of an Inspector: Colney Heath is an appeal allowed for 100 houses in a greenfield Green Belt site which is not even a draft allocation in an emerging (or even an abandoned) local plan. 45% affordable housing and 10% self build. The Inspector found no harm to the encroachment to the countryside.

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