We reported on our website the case of Wenman v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government  EWHC 925 (Admin), 21 April 2015:-
R (Jayes) -v- Flintshire CC and Hamilton (interested party)  EWHC 874 (Admin) 13
Mr Hamilton obtained planning permission for a Gypsy site for a temporary period of not more than 5 years. A neighbouring objector challenged this on several grounds. Before C.M.G. Ockelton (sitting as a deputy high court judge), Mr Jayes was successful on his first ground and the Planning Inspector’s decision was quashed.
Dartford Borough Council -v- SSCLG  EWCA Civ 141, 14 March 2017
The sole issue on this appeal was the meaning of “previously developed land” (often called “Brownfield land”) as defined in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). The definition in NPPF reads as follows:-
Jones v Canal & River Trust  EWCA Civ 135
The claim by Canal & River Trust (CRT) in this action is for a declaration and injunction that it is entitled to remove the Appellant’s boat, “The Mrs T”, from its waterways ( covering over 2,000 miles) under s.8 of the British Waterways Act 1983 and s.13 of the British Waterways Act 1971.
Doncaster MBC – v – Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [SSCLG] & AB  EWHC 2876 (Admin), 6 October 2016.
AB was granted planning permission for a Gypsy site in the Green Belt by a Planning Inspector. She had previously had two temporary permissions for the same site. The local authority challenged the decision.
Jones – v – London Borough of Southwark  EWHC 457 (Ch) 4 March 2016
It was revealed in this case that London Borough of Southwark and a number of other local authorities regarded themselves as agents in the collection of water rates for Thames Water but that they were in fact re-sellers and thus subject to the Water Resale Order 2006 which imposes maximum charges on re-sellers and allows only for modest administration charges.
McDonald – v – McDonald  UKSC 28
Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights is the right to respect for private and family life and home.
Lee -v- Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Runnymede Borough Council  EWCA Civ 558, 17 June 2016
This was an appeal to the Court of Appeal concerning a refusal of planning permission for a Gypsy and Traveller site. Marc Willers of Garden Court Chambers represented the Appellant.
R (Dartford Borough Council) -v- Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (SSCLG)  EWHC 635 (Admin), 21 January 2016
This application for planning permission for a Gypsy and Traveller site concerned land in the curtilage of a farmhouse. The Planning Inspector granted planning permission.