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Planning Judicial and Statutory Reviews

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"The clerking is very good and very accessible at all levels. They are always keen to help."

Chambers UK 2018

Members are regularly instructed to appear in the Planning Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court in judicial reviews, statutory appeals against Inspector and Secretary of State decisions (Section 288 TCPA 1990), challenges to enforcement appeal decisions (Section 289 TCPA 1990) and challenges to local plans (Section 113 PCPA 2004).

The group has a long history of appearing in many of the leading planning and environmental law cases, including:

  • Alconbury (R (Holding and Barnes Plc) v Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions) [2003] 2 AC 295
  • Tesco v Dundee (Tesco Stores Ltd v Dundee City Council [2012] UKSC 13)
  • Richborough Estates Partnership LLP and another v Cheshire East Borough Council [2017] UKSC 37.

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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.

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Planning Judicial and Statutory Reviews Barristers

Peter Goatley KC

Call 1992 | Silk 2020

Richard Humphreys KC

Call 1986 | Silk 2006

Paul Cairnes KC

Call 1980 | Silk 2016

Richard Kimblin KC

Call 1998 | Silk 2016

Christopher Young KC

Call 1997 | Silk 2018

Hugh Richards

Call 1992

Scott Stemp

Call 2000

Jack Smyth

Call 2007

Rowena Meager

Call 2007

Jessica Allen

Call 2019

Sioned Davies

Call 2019

Paul Cairnes KC

Call 1980 | Silk 2016

Planning Judicial and Statutory Reviews Clerks

Andrew Bisbey

Practice Director, Planning & Environment, Director of Clerking

Marc Forrest-Thomas

Practice Manager, Planning & Environment

Natasha Clark

Planning and Environment Clerk

Related News, Resources and Events

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Jack Smyth successfully defends in a High Court challenge

Project Genesis Ltd v Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities [2024] EWHC 368 (Admin) Jack represented the SoS throughout the proceedings in…

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The High Court upholds Waverley’s Local Plan Part 2

House v Waverley Borough Council and Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities [2023] EWHC 3011 (Admin) Jack Smyth successfully represented the Secretary…

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High Court rules on practicalities of amendments at appeal stage

Judgment was handed down today in R (Bramley Solar Farm Residents Group) v Secretary of State LUHC [2023] EWHC 2842. Local residents challenged an Inspector’s…

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Clerk Team

Andrew Bisbey

Practice Director, Planning & Environment, Director of Clerking

andrewb@no5.com

07732 055798

Marc Forrest-Thomas

Practice Manager, Planning & Environment

marct@no5.com

Natasha Clark

Planning and Environment Clerk

natashac@no5.com

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