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.
The appellant appealed against a refusal to extend time to allow him to appeal against the respondent local authority's decision that it had discharged its duty to house him. The appellant had made an application for interim accommodation and the local authority had accepted that it had a duty to house him and his family. … Continue reading LOUNIS v NEWHAM LONDON BOROUGH COUNCIL (2016)
The local authority applied for a care order under the Children Act 1989 Pt IV in respect of the third respondent 16-year-old boy. The boy was born in South Africa and later moved to Canada. In 2012 he moved to Switzerland with his mother. He was sent to boarding school in Zimbabwe and later attended … Continue reading SUTTON LONDON BOROUGH COUNCIL v (1) MH (2) RH (3) NH (2016)
The claimant applied for judicial review of the defendant local authority's decision to grant planning permission to the interested party for the change of use of land. The application site formed part of a wider site which had been granted planning permission for the retention of a mobile home, a touring caravan and a … Continue reading R (ON THE APPLICATION OF XY) (Claimant) v MAIDSTONE BOROUGH COUNCIL (Defendant) & THOMAS SMITH (Interested Party) (2016)