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No5 Chambers Planning Court Cases

Members of the No5 Chambers Planning and Environment Group are regularly instructed to appear in the Planning Court and appellate courts in the following kinds of cases:

-       Judicial Reviews

-       Statutory Appeals against Inspector and Secretary of State Decisions (Section 288 TCPA 1990)

-       Challenges to Enforcement Appeal Decisions (Section 289 TCPA 1990)

-       Challenges to Local Plans (Section 113 PCPA 2004)

The Group has a long history of appearances in many of the leading planning and environmental law cases, including Alconbury (R(Holding & Barnes Plc) v Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions) [2003] 2 AC 295 and Tesco v Dundee (Tesco Stores Ltd v Dundee City Council [2012] UKSC 13).

In the past year, the Group has developed particular expertise in cases involving the interpretation of the National Planning Policy Framework (e.g. the presumption in favour of sustainable development, five year housing land supply and Green Belt policy) and Claimant-based judicial review, especially in respect of public consultation, Environmental Impact Assessment, Habitats Regulations and heritage issues.

Recent cases in which Group members have appeared are listed below:

Forestry Commission v. Secretary of State CLG [2015] EWHC 1848 (Admin) (10 July 2015); Martin Kingston QC, Jenny Wigley
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2015/1848.html

R (oao Forest of Dean Friends of the Earth) v. Forest of Dean DC [2015] EWCA Civ 683 (9 July 2015); Jenny Wigley, Clive Newberry QC
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2015/683.html

R (oao Loader) v. Rother DC [2015] EWHC 1877 (Admin) (30 June 2015); Jenny Wigley
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2015/1877.html

Mackman v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2015] EWCA Civ 716 (24th June 2015) Richard Kimblin and Satnam Choongh
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2015/716.html

KCS Asset Management v Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council [2015] EWHC 1606 (1st May 2015) Richard Kimblin, Nina Pindham and Celina Colquhoun
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2015/1606.html

R (aoa Barr) v. North Somerset Council [2015] EWHC 1735 (Admin) (24 April 2015) Jenny Wigley, James Corbet Burcher

BDW Trading Ltd (t/a David Wilson Homes (Central, Mercia and West Midlands)) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2015] EWHC 886 (Admin)  (1 April 2015); Hugh Richards, Richard Kimblin 
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2015/886.html

Distinctive Properties (Ascot) Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2015] EWHC 729 (Admin) (19 March 2015); Richard Kimblin 
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2015/729.html

St Albans City and District Council v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2015] EWHC 655 (Admin) (13 March 2015); Martin Kingston QC 
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2015/655.html

GPS Estates Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2015] EWCA Civ 175 (5 March 2015);  Celina Colquhoun 
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2015/175.html

Gerber v Wiltshire Council [2015] EWHC 524 (Admin) (5 March 2015); Jenny Wigley
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2015/524.html

R. (on the application of Protectbath.org and Victims of Fullers Earth Ltd) v Bath and North East Somerset Council [2015] EWHC 537 (Admin) (3 March 2015); Richard Humphreys QCThea Osmund-Smith
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2015/537.html

R. (on the application of Gilbert) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2015] EWCA Civ 314 (3 March 2015); Richard Kimblin, Jack Smyth

Fox Land & Property Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2015] EWCA Civ 298 (3 March 2015); Peter Goatley, Hashi Mohamed 
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2015/298.html

Gladman Developments Ltd v Stafford BC [2015] EWHC 444 (Admin) (27 February 2015); Richard Humphreys QC 
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2015/444.html

Lawson Builders Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2015] EWCA Civ 122 (25 February 2015); Peter Goatley
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2015/122.html

Cheshire East BC v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2015] EWHC 410 (Admin) (25 February 2015); Christopher Young  
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2015/410.html

Crane v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2015] EWHC 425 (Admin) (23 February 2015); James Corbet Burcher, Jack Smyth 
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2015/425.html

Wingrove v Stratford-on-Avon DC [2015] EWHC 287 (Admin) (12 February 2015); Celina Colquhoun, Paul Cairnes  
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2015/287.html

Stroud DC v. Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government  and Gladman Homes [2015] EWHC 488 (Admin) (6 Feb 2015) Peter Goatley and Jenny Wigley

Wychavon DC v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2015] EWHC 761 (Admin) (4 February 2015); Peter Goatley, James Corbet Burcher

Oxfordshire CC v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2015] EWHC 186 (Admin) (3 February 2015); Richard Kimblin 
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2015/186.html

R. (on the application of Lee Valley Regional Park Authority) v Broxbourne BC [2015] EWHC 185 (Admin) (30 January 2015); Jenny Wigley  
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2015/185.html

Horsham DC v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2015] EWHC 109 (Admin) (23 January 2015); Richard Kimblin 
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2015/109.html

Timmins v Gedling BC [2015] EWCA Civ 10 (22 January 2015); Richard Kimblin, Hashi Mohamed 
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2015/10.html

Lear Investments Ltd v Welsh Ministers and Neath Port Talbot CBC, [2015] CO/5126/2014 (22 January 2015); Timothy Jones

Moore v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2015] EWHC 44 (Admin) (21 January 2015); Timothy Jones
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2014/44.html

Kendall v Rochford DC [2014] EWHC 3866 (Admin) (19 December 2014); Jenny Wigley
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2014/3866.html

R. (on the application of Luton BC) v Central Bedfordshire Council [2014] EWHC 4325 (Admin) (19 December 2014); Hugh Richards 
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2014/4325.html

R. (on the application of Gladman Developments Ltd) v Aylesbury Vale DC [2014] EWHC 4323 (Admin) (18 December 2014); Martin Kingston QC, James Corbet Burcher 
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2014/4323.html

Gallagher Estates Ltd v Solihull MBC [2014] EWCA Civ 1610 (17 December 2014); Rowena Meager
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2014/1610.html

Abbotskerswell Parish Council v Teignbridge DC [2014] EWHC 4166 (Admin) (16 December 2014); Richard Kimblin, Jenny Wigley
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2014/4166.html

Vicente v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Court of Appeal [2014] EWCA Civ 1555 (5 December 2014); Richard Kimblin
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2014/1555.html

Speers v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2014] EWHC 4121 (Admin) (5 December 2014); Satnam Choongh
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2014/4121.html

Greaves v Boston BC [2014] EWHC 3590 (Admin) (25 November 2014); Jack Smyth

R. (on the application of Larkfleet Ltd) v South Kesteven DC [2014] EWHC 3760 (Admin) (18 November 2014); Martin Kingston QC
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2014/3760.html

R. (on the application of Oldfield) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2014] EWCA Civ 1446 (7 November 2014); Jenny Wigley

R. (on the application of Chalfont St Peter Parish Council) v Chiltern DC [2014] EWCA Civ 1393 (28 October 2014); Ian Dove QC
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2014/1393.html

Redhill Aerodrome Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2014] EWCA Civ 1386 (24 October 2014), Richard Kimblin 
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2014/1386.html

Campbell v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2014] EWHC 3375 (Admin) (6 October 2014); Timothy Jones

R. (on the application of Corrie) v Suffolk CC [2014] EWHC 2490 (Admin) (22 July 2014); Jenny Wigley
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2014/2490.html

Shortt v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2014] EWHC 2480 (Admin) (22 July 2014); Peter Goatley, Suella Fernandes 
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2014/2480.html

Redhill Aerodrome Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2014] EWHC 2476 (Admin) (18 July 2014), Richard Kimblin 
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2014/2476.html

R. (on the application of IM Properties Development Ltd) v Lichfield DC [2014] EWHC 2440 (Admin) (18 July 2014); Jerry Cahill QC, Satnam Choongh, James Corbet Burcher
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2014/2440.html

Pall Mall Investments (London) Ltd v Gloucester City Council [2014] EWHC 2247 (Admin) (8 July 2014); Jenny Wigley
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2014/2247.html

R. (on the application of Hampton Bishop PC) v Herefordshire Council [2014] EWCA Civ 878 (1 July 2014); Richard Kimblin, Nina Pindham; Ian Dove QC, Jack Smyth
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2014/878.html

R. (on the application of Hayes) v Wychavon DC [2014] EWHC 1987 (Admin) ( 24 June 2014); Thea Osmund-Smith, Peter Goatley
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2014/1987.html

FCC Environment v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2014] EWHC 2035 (Admin) (23 June 2014); Richard Kimblin 
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2014/2035.html

Grand Union Investments Ltd v Dacorum BC [2014] EWHC 1894 (Admin) (12 June 2014); Martin Kingston QC, Jenny Wigley
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2014/1894.html

R. (on the application of Jones) v English Heritage [2014] EWHC 2259 (Admin) (9 June 2014); Ian Dove QC, James Corbet Burcher
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2014/2259.html

R. (on the application of Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner) v Blaby DC [2014] EWHC 1719 (Admin) (27 May 2014); Jenny Wigley, Thea Osmund-Smith
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2014/1719.html

Lloyd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2014] EWCA Civ 839 (19 May 2014); Kevin Leigh, Bridget Forster
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2014/839.html

R. (on the application of Holder) v Gedling BC [2014] EWCA Civ 599 (8 May 2014); Richard Kimblin, Hashi Mohamed
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2014/599.html

Forest of Dean Friends of the Earth v. Forest of Dean District Council [2014] EWHC 1353 (Admin) (1 May 2014) Jenny Wigley
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2014/1353.html

Gallagher Homes Ltd v Solihull MBC [2014] EWHC 1283 (Admin) (30 April 2014) Ian Dove QC, Nadia Sharif
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2014/1283.html

Hopkins Development Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2014] EWCA Civ 470 (15 April 2014); Jerry Cahill QC, Satnam Choongh
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2014/470.html

Cotswold Grange Country Park LLP v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2014] EWHC 1138 (Admin) (9 April 2014); Timothy Jones, Suella Fernandes

Earl Shilton Action Group v Hinckley and Bosworth BC [2014] EWHC 1764 (Admin) (7 April 2014); Richard Kimblin
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2014/1764.html

R. (on the application of Potter) v Amber Valley BC [2014] EWHC 888 (Admin) (28 March 2014); Jenny Wigley
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2014/888.html

Bedford BC v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2014] EWHC 1109 (Admin) (25 March 2014); Jack Smyth

Brown v Carlisle City Council [2014] EWHC 707 (Admin) (21 March 2014); Richard Humphreys QC
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2014/707.html

Bloor Homes East Midlands Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2014] EWHC 754 (Admin) (19 March 2014), Jerry Cahill QC, Satnam Choongh
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2014/754.html

Zurich Assurance Ltd v Winchester City Council [2014] EWHC 758 (Admin); (18 March 2014); Jerry Cahill QC, James Corbet Burcher
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2014/758.html

R. (on the application of CBRE Lionbrook (General Partners) Ltd) v Rugby BC [2014] EWHC 646 (Admin) (14 March 2014); Richard Kimblin, Satnam Choongh, James Corbet Burcher
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2014/646.html

R. (on the application of Dukeminster Ltd) v Exeter City Council [2014] EWHC 664 (Admin) (13 March 2014) Ian Dove QC, Nina Pindham
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2014/664.html

Timmins v Gedling BC [2014] EWHC 654 (Admin) (11 March 2014); Richard Kimblin, Hashi Mohamed
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2014/654.html

South Northamptonshire Council v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government  [2014] EWHC 573 (Admin) (10 March 2014); Richard Kimblin

South Northamptonshire Council v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2014] EWHC 570 (Admin) (10 March 2014); Satnam Choongh, James Corbet Burcher

R. (on the application of Gazelle Properties Ltd) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2014] EWHC 393 (Admin) (27 February 2014); Satnam Choongh, Richard Humphreys QC, Thea Osmund-Smith
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2014/393.html  

Gambone v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2014] EWHC 952 (Admin) (25 February 2014); Rowena Meager

Jackson v Norfolk CC [2014] EWHC 332 (Admin) (24 February 2014); Ian Dove QC
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2014/332.html

Ashdown Forest Economic Development LLP v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2014] EWHC 406 (Admin) (21 February 2014); Richard Kimblin
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2014/406.html

R. (on the application of Freedman) v Wiltshire Council [2014] EWHC 211 (Admin) (6 February 2014); Suella Fernandes
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2014/211.html

Walker and Son (Hauliers) Ltd v Environment Agency [2014] EWCA Crim 100 (6 February 2014); Richard Kimblin
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Crim/2014/100.html

R. (on the application of Rungay) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2014] EWHC 627 (Admin) (5 February 2014); Kevin Leigh

Fox Land & Property Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2014] EWHC 15 (Admin) (17 January 2014); Peter Goatley 
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2014/15.html