The High Court could invoke its inherent jurisdiction to prevent a parent with parental responsibility from registering their child with the forename of their choice. The power was to be exercised only in the most extreme cases where the parent's choice of forename gave rise to reasonable cause to believe that the child would suffer … Continue reading RE C (CHILDREN) (2016)
The comparable rental evidence presented by a valuation officer was insufficient to establish that there was a local rental market in small independent primary schools or to determine the rateable values of three such schools. Their respective rateable values would be determined using the contractor's basis. The appellant valuation officer appealed against determinations by the … Continue reading JAMES TURNBULL (VALUATION OFFICER) v (1) GOODWYN SCHOOL (2) ANNEMOUNT SCHOOL (3) GOWER HOUSE SCHOOL (2016)
A planning condition which stated that the property could be used for "no other purpose whatsoever, without express planning consent from the Local Planning Authority first being obtained" was sufficiently clear to exclude the operation of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2013. The applicant (D) applied to quash a … Continue reading DUNNETT INVESTMENTS LTD v (1) SECRETARY OF STATE FOR COMMUNITIES & LOCAL GOVERNMENT (2) EAST DORSET DISTRICT COUNCIL (2016)
A recorder, in releasing a contemnor eight days into his four-month sentence, had erred in failing to give proper consideration to the question of whether he had received sufficient punishment for his breaches of an order or whether the interests of justice would best be served by permitting his early discharge. The appellant local … Continue reading SWINDON BOROUGH COUNCIL v WEBB (T/A PROTECTIVE COATINGS) (2016)
The claimant applied for judicial review of a decision of the defendant local authority to grant planning permission to the interested party landowner for four gypsy pitches, associated development and a goat barn. The site was on a private road in open countryside which served some businesses, 13 dwellings and some authorised gypsy and traveller … Continue reading R (on the application of RAYMOND COOPER) (Claimant) v ASHFORD BOROUGH COUNCIL (Defendant) & MICHAEL MAY (Interested Party) (2016)
The claimant charity applied for judicial review of the defendant local authority's decision to grant the first interested party a premises licence to hold a music festival in part of Finsbury Park, a large London park. The claimant submitted that: (1) the local authority's decision to close part of the park for the festival was … Continue reading R (on the application of FRIENDS OF FINSBURY PARK) (Claimant) v HARINGEY LONDON BOROUGH COUNCIL (Defendant) & (1) FESTIVAL REPUBLIC LTD (2) LIVE NATION (MUSIC) LTD (Interested Parties) (2016)
The Court of Appeal considered the effect of relevant planning policy and guidance in relation to an appeal against the grant of planning permission for the development of properties within the buffer zone of the Liverpool World Heritage Site. Judgment reserved.