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Planning Law: Shaping New Cases into Solution-Focused Advice for Your Clients

  • Tue 11th May 2021 until Mon 13th September 2021
  • On-demand, United Kingdom
  • 5 hrs CPD

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Answers to 10 thorny questions: Directly from 7 QCs, Senior Juniors and Solicitors of Outstanding Ability

  1. Conditions

    What are the limits of the power to impose conditions on the grant of planning permission following DB Symmetry v Swindon Borough Council?

    Answered by: Richard Humpreys QC of No.5 Chambers

    Richard acted in the DB Symmetry v Swindon Borough Council litigation. "He is the ideal QC for complex planning cases - clear, concise, commercial - and a joy to work with."

  2. Design

    When - right now - is good design a reason or material consideration for approval, looking at applications that have turned both ways?

    Answered by: Andrew Parkinson of Landmark Chambers

    Andrew is ranked as one of the top 5 planning barristers under the age of 35. The Journal of Planning Law included 3 of his cases in its recent summary of important cases.

  3. Planning Policy

    Despite the controversy and hullabaloo, will the government change planning policy over the five-year land supply and housing delivery test?

    Answered by: David Brock, Director, David Brock Consulting

    David is “immensely experienced, a great communicator and at the forefront of developments.” His projects include Canary Wharf and King's Cross. He writes the David Brock Planning Blog.

  4. Judicial Review

    What counts and makes a difference in a successful judicial review of planning decisions, supported by case-law and practical examples?

    Answered by: Mark Westmoreland Smith of Francis Taylor Buildings

    Mark acted for Drax in a High Court appeal of development consent given for a Yorkshire power station's repowering. He is editor of ‘Planning Appeal Decisions, Sweet & Maxwell’.

  5. Statutory Instruments

    Does Gluck v SoS HCLG [2020] mark a departure in the Court's approach to statutory instruments in planning cases?

    Answered by: Philippa Jackson of 39 Essex Chambers

    Philippa is "superb at handling heavy technical casework that requires a deep understanding, but yet a simple presentation during advocacy.” She acted in Gluck v SoS HCLG [2020].

  6. Permitted Development

    What type of housing is coming forward under permitted development, prior approval and changes to the Use Class order?

    New and important innovations or damp squibs?

    Answered by: Cristina Howick, Director of Planning Policy, Stantec

    Christina is named as one of the most influential women in UK planning. She wrote the PAS's Advice Note on objectively assessed need and advised on innumerable examinations and appeals.

  7. Viability

    What is the state of play on C2/C3 planning distinction, affordable housing and scheme viability following the Rectory Homes case?

    Answered by: Sarah Fitzpatrick, Head of Planning, Norton Rose Fulbright

    Sarah has advised on some of the UK's most prominent developments, including the US Embassy at Nine Elms, the Shard, the Olympic Park, Crossrail and North Wales Connect.

All speaker quotes are taken from Chambers Directory, Who’s Who Legal or Legal 500

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