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08 Jul 2019

Anne Williams invited to speak at AESOP Annual Congress

Anne Williams has been invited to speak at the AESOP Annual Congress in Venice on 9th-13th July. Anne to speak on Planning Law and Property Rights in the Face of Transition. More details on the Congress are available here

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01 Apr 2019

Six Pump Court barristers ranked in Planning Law Survey 2019

Members of Six Pump Court have been included in the rankings of the most highly regarded planning barristers published in the 22nd edition of the Planning Law Survey. Anne Williams and Mark Beard have been ranked in the list of top rated planning juniors.

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03 Dec 2018

Anne Williams represents London Borough in a National Planning Policy test case

Anne Williams appeared at a planning inquiry in October 2018 on behalf of the London Borough of Islington appealing against a refusal of planning permission for a key residential development in Tollington Park. This was the first case in this authority to test the new advice on design and

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09 Oct 2018

Anne Williams acts in planning appeal considering proposed residential development in light of new NPPF advice

Anne Williams will represent the London Borough of Islington in an upcoming planning appeal relating to a proposed residential development in the Tollington Park Conservation Area. The key issues are heritage, design and the provision of affordable housing in the light of the Advice in the new

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25 May 2018

Anne Williams to speak at Conference on Regulatory Issues in Property Law

Anne Williams will be speaking at this weekend's Regulatory Issues in Property Law Conference 2018 hosted by the Cambridge Centre for Property Law (CCPL). Anne will present a session on the Draft Revised National Planning Policy Framework. The conference will bring together property law

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27 Mar 2018

Anne Williams represents local authority at inquiry into plans to convert a footpath into a cycle track

Anne Williams has successfully appeared on behalf of the London Borough of Waltham Forest at an inquiry into the local authority's plans for the conversion of a public footpath to a cycle track. The local authority had made a Draft Order under the Cycle Track Act 1984 in order to implement the

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10 Nov 2017

Bangor Wharf housing planning appeal

Six Pump Court barristers will represent both parties at an upcoming planning appeal relating to a major housing development on Regent’s Canal in Camden. The housing development plan comprises of a residential-led, mixed use scheme for the current site at Bangor Wharf, Camden Town. The key

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11 Nov 2016

Anne Williams represents restaurant in immediate Article 4 Direction

Anne Williams has represented the Le Colombier restaurant in Chelsea regarding an immediate Article 4 Direction made by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The freeholder of the property is applying for the right to convert it into a shop, or to premises for financial or professional

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05 Oct 2016

Deliberate Concealment in Planning Enforcement Case

Anne Williams has successfully defended a client against allegations of deliberate concealment in a recent planning enforcement case. The case was brought by the London Borough of Ealing. The case has been reported in Planning Magazine (available online to subscribers). A copy of the Planning

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20 Sep 2016

Anne Williams successfully defends council’s decision on housing policy

Anne Williams has successfully defended a decision of Arun District Council to refuse planning permission for 100 dwellings in the area of St Mary’s, Yapton. The Secretary of State’s decision of 13th September 2016 dismissed an appeal for the new housing, contrary to the Inspector’s

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30 Aug 2016

Anne Williams appointed to the Lexis PSL Planning editorial board

Anne Williams has been appointed to the Lexis PSL Planning editorial board. Along with other experts in planning law she will advise on the Lexis PSL Planning service and be involved in selecting future topics, plans and strategy for the product. To view more on the Lexis PSL planning product

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29 Mar 2016

Six Pump Court barristers ranked in Planning Law Survey 2016

Members of Six Pump Court have been included in the rankings published in the Planning Law Survey 2016. Anne Williams and Mark Beard have been ranked in the list of top rated planning juniors and Nicholas Ostrowski has been ranked for the first time in the list of the highest rated planning

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02 Feb 2016

Mock Public Inquiry – Friday 18th March

Six Pump Court in association with The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London will be presenting this Mock Inquiry on Friday 18th March 2016. The session will include training in Inquiry procedure, expert evidence and advocacy skills, to include preparation of

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20 Oct 2015

How to Operate Skilfully and Advantageously within the Planning System

Anne Williams will be speaking at a forthcoming White Paper Planning Conference entitled 'How to Operate Skilfully and Advantageously within the Planning System'. Anne will lead the session called 'Presumption in Favour: How much weight is being given to the presumption in favour of development'

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18 May 2015

Application of Barnwell Manor principles test

Anne Williams has successfully represented the Nicholls Lane Field Action Group in an Inquiry into a refusal by Stafford Borough Council for a residential development in the Moddershall Valley. The Nicholls Lane Field Action Group opposed the development. The Planning Inspector dismissed the

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13 Apr 2015

Members of Planning Team ranked in Planning Law Survey

Members of Six Pump Court's Planning Team have been ranked highly in the annual Planning Law Survey for 2015. William Upton, Mark Beard and Anne Williams featured in the Top Junior Barrister category. To access the 2015 Planning Law Survey please click here (registration required) To find

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03 Mar 2015

Planning for Conveyancers – a webinar

On 4th March, Anne Williams and Laura Phillips will present a webinar entitled ‘Planning for Conveyancers’ as part of the LexisNexis series of webinars online. The session which will be a practical introduction for conveyancers to the main concepts in planning law will cover planning

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26 Jan 2015

Six Pump Court strengthens ties with The Bartlett, UCL

A team of barristers from Six Pump Court, including Anne Williams, recently appointed as a Visiting Professor, Mark Beard, Pascal Bates, Ian Rees Phillips and Laura Phillips, commenced teaching undergraduate students enrolled at The Bartlett School of Planning, UCL. The Property and Planning Law

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05 Nov 2014

Anne Williams appears on behalf of residents action group opposed to proposed residential development in Moddershall Valley

Anne Williams is appearing on behalf of an action group of residents (Nicholls Lane Action Group) who are opposed to a proposed residential development in the Moddershall Valley, Stone, Staffordshire. The inquiry sat for 4 days in October and resumed again on November 3rd. One of the key

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24 Sep 2014

Anne Williams acting for local authority in a major mixed use redevelopment case

Anne Williams is acting for the Royal Borough of Kingston council in a major mixed use redevelopment case which includes 200 student bedrooms. Amongst those issues that are dealt with by the case are those of public realm contributions and amenity issues. The case is expected to last one

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23 Sep 2014

Anne Williams acting for local authority in a major mixed use redevelopment case

Anne Williams is acting for the Royal Borough of Kingston council in a major mixed use redevelopment case which includes 200 student bedrooms. Amongst those issues that are dealt with by the case are those of public realm contributions and amenity issues. The case is expected to last one week.

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28 Jul 2014

Anne Williams and Gordon Menzies host seminar at MWAI Architects on recent changes to the planning regime

Anne Williams and Gordon Menzies hosted a seminar at MWAI Architects this month in which they spoke about the recent changes to the planning appeals system. The seminars, the latest of which was hosted by MWAI Architects (and also attended by consultants involved in the planning industry

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11 Jun 2014

Anne Williams appointed Visiting Professor at the Barlett School of Architecture and Planning

Anne Williams has been appointed Visiting Professor at the Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning, part of University College London. UCL is one of the world's leading academic institutions, recently ranked fourth in the world-wide university rankings. The Bartlett School of Architecture

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03 Apr 2014

Members of Six Pump Court ranked in Planning newspaper's 2013-2014 Planning Law Survey

Members of the Six Pump Court have been ranked highly in Planning newspaper’s annual Planning Law Survey for 2013-2014. Members featured in all three Top Rated Barrister categories. Stephen Hockman QC and Roy Martin QC featured in the Top Silks categoryMark Beard, Anne Williams, Will

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25 May 2012

A Guide to Conducting Planning Inquiries - Podcast available

A 30 minute podcast called 'A Guide to Conducting Planning Inquiries' can now be downloaded. This podcast is a step-by-step practical guide to planning enquiries recorded by Anne Williams. In this podcast Anne Williams, planning barrister with over 20 years experience in planning and

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