News

31 May 2013

Successful appeal by Ministry of Defence against plans for wind farm

William Upton has represented the Ministry of Defence in a successful appeal against plans for two separate wind farms which, it was argued, would interfere with operations at a nearby seismic monitoring facility. It was argued that the two separate schemes proposed for sites near Carlisle would

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27 Mar 2013

Mark Harris and Mark Watson have successfully represented the Environment Agency in a test case brought by Thames Water Utilities regarding escapes of sewage onto land

In Thames Water Utilities Ltd v Environment Agency [2013] EWHC 472 (Admin) Mark Harris and Mark Watson have successfully represented the Environment Agency in a test case brought by Thames Water Utilities regarding escapes of sewage onto land. To view the judgement click here

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20 Sep 2012

Supreme Court confirms scope of listing of old minerals planning permissions

Roy Martin QC acted for the successful owner of minerals in a case in which the Supreme Court confirmed that when a planning authority lists a mineral site for the purpose of providing modern working conditions pursuant to what in England and Wales is Schedule 13 to the Environment Act 1995, that

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02 Aug 2012

High Court grants injunction to remove mobile home

Megan Thomas has been active and successful on behalf of Sedgemoor District Council in Somerset.  The Council sought an injunction in the High Court to secure removal of a residential mobile home from a horticultural unit which had been in place for over 20 years.  The High Court granted the

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27 Jul 2012

West Berkshire Core Strategy & Sandleford Down found “sound”

After a protracted examination (with two suspension periods), the Inspector appointed to examine the Core Strategy for West Berkshire has found that it is sound. The plan includes a substantial urban extension on Sandleford Down. Whilst there may be an identified need for an extension, its

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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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19 Apr 2012

Anne Williams joins the editorial team of Garner's Environmental Law

6 Pump Court Chambers Planning barrister, Anne Williams has been appointed to the editorial board of 'Garner's Environmental Law'. This loose-leaf title, published by Lexis Nexis is one of the leading publications in the environmental field. To find out more about this publication click here

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23 Feb 2012

Joint Opinion on the Impact of the Aarhus Convention

Stephen Hockman QC has recently contributed to a Joint Opinion on the UK's non-compliance with the Aarhus Convention. Based on his appearance before the Aarhus Compliance Committee in Geneva (see profile) he has co-authored a Joint Opinion on the UK’s non-compliance with the Aarhus Convention in

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05 Jan 2012

6 Pump Court appointed to LBLA barristers panel for Planning, Corporate Governance and Employment

We are delighted to announce that we have been appointed to the London Boroughs' Legal Alliance panel of barristers for Planning work; Corporate Governance including Judicial Review and Employment. The panel consists of many London Boroughs with whom we already have longstanding relationships

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05 Oct 2011

International Environment Conference, Brussels, 27 October

Stephen Hockman QC will be speaking at the forthcoming international environmental conference organised by the Flemish and Dutch Environmental Law Associations on 27 October in Brussels. The conference, entitled 'Will National Climate Change Legislation Cool Down Global Warming?"

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27 May 2011

EU Waste Framework Directive Seminar - July 2011

David Travers QC will be addressing the EELA Seminar on the new "EU Waste Framework Directive (WFD) and its Transposition by EU Member States, and Potential Impacts on the Regulated Community" (Supported by CHWMEG Inc) at Oriel College Oxford on the 1st and 2nd July 2011. He will be

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19 Jan 2011

On-shore Wind Turbines Dismissed at Appeal

In a climate where commercial on-shore wind farms enjoy considerable national policy support, a Planning Inspector has bucked the trend and refused planning permission for a three turbine scheme near Hilston in East Yorkshire.  The East Riding of Yorkshire Council represented by Megan Thomas, a

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26 Aug 2010

Stephen Hockman QC wins landmark challenge against the UK

The Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee, an authoritative international tribunal, has released recommendations in a case brought by ClientEarth that should change the way UK courts operate to allow citizens access to environmental justice. The ruling states that the UK's current legal processes

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04 Aug 2010

Anne Williams - Village Green Inspector

Specialist planning and environmental law barrister at 6 Pump Court Chambers, Anne Williams is sitting as Village Green Inspector in Enfield.

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