Public and Administrative

High Court Planning

Many of Landmark’s barristers have expertise and experience in these areas, with regular appearances in the Planning Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.


The work covers the whole spectrum of planning judicial and statutory reviews, including judicial review claims, claims for statutory review under sections 288-289 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and claims for statutory review under section 113 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004. Regular clients include major developers, local planning authorities and the Secretary of State.

Members of chambers have been involved in almost all the major cases in this category. Examples are too numerous to list. Some notable ones include:

  • CG Fry and Sons Ltd v Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities [2023] EWHC 1622 (Admin)
  • R(Day) v Shropshire 2023 - Judicial Review of planning permission on basis of failure to consider statutory trusts over open spaces
  • Hillside Parks Ltd v Snowdonia National Park Authority [2022] UKSC 30
  • Smith v Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities [2022] EWCA Civ 1391
  • R (Sahota) v Herefordshire 2022 - water quality, and agricultural pollution
  • R (Hough) v SSHD 2022 - Judicial Review on rare Special Development Order
  • R (Clarke-Holland) v SSHD - challenge to reliance on Permitted Development
  • rights at Wethersfield airfield
  • R (Rights Community Action) - challenge in Court of Appeal to Permitted Development rules
  • R (Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster) v North Yorkshire County Council [2020] UKSC 3
  • Renew Land Development Ltd v Welsh Ministers [2020] EWCA Civ 143
  • R (Friends of the Earth) v Heathrow Airport Ltd [2020] UKSC 52
  • Finney v Welsh Ministers [2019] EWCA Civ 1868
  • R (Wright) v Resilient Energy Severndale Ltd [2019] UKSC 53
  • Lambeth v Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Government [2019] UKSC 33.

Practice Managers

Contact our friendly and helpful Practice Managers for more information about our barristers and services or to make an enquiry.

Ben Connor

Practice Director

020 7421 2483

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Zoe Bluck

Practice Manager

020 7421 1301

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Jamie Lal

Assistant Practice Manager

020 7421 1309

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Richard Bolton

Senior Practice Manager

0207 421 1392

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