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:-
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.
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.
R (XY) -v- Maidstone Borough Council and Smith  EWHC 1436 (Admin), 17 June 2016
This was a challenge by a local resident to a grant of planning permission. There were five grounds of challenge and one of them succeeded.
R (Eastwood) – v – the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead  EWCA Civ 437, 10 May 2016
In this case, applications for permanent and temporary planning permission for a Gypsy/Traveller site in the Green Belt were refused but 18 months was given for compliance.
Thurrock Borough Council – v – Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Ward  EWHC 200 (Admin) 09 February 2016
A Planning Inspector granted Mr Ward planning permission for a temporary period for a Gypsy site in the Green Belt.
R (O’Brien) – v – South Cambridgeshire Council and the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government  EWHC 36 (Admin), 22 January 2016
This case involved applications for retrospective planning permission. Localism Act 2011 Section 123 amends Town and Country Planning Act 1990 by adding a new Section 70C which reads as follows:-