This week’s Planning Magazine features the top ten court rulings and top ten appeal and call-in decisions of 2017. Our planning team feature in a number of cases –
- Gladman Developments Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and CPRE Kent  EWHC 2768 (Admin) – Richard Moules acted for the first defendant
- Suffolk Coastal DC v Hopkins Homes and another; Richborough Estates Partnership LLP and another v Cheshire East BC  UKSC 37 – Christopher Lockhart Mummery QC and Zack Simons acted for the successful respondent
- Cumberledge v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and DLA Delivery Ltd  EWHC 2057 (Admin) – Heather Sargent acted for the successful claimants
- R (St Albans City and District Council) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government  EWHC 1751 (Admin) – Matthew Reed QC acted for the claimant
- Barwood Strategic Land II LLP v East Staffordshire BC and Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government  EWCA (Civ) 893 – Gwion Lewis acted for the Secretary of State
- Wylde v Waverley BC  EWHC 466 (Admin) – David Smith and Matthew Dale-Harris acted for the claimants; Charles Banner acted for the developer
- Dartford BC v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government  EWCA (Civ) 141 – Charles Banner acted for the respondent.
Appeals and call-in decisions
- Dan Kolinsky QC acted for Islington Council and Russell Harris QC acted for the developer in the fourth case – Parkhurst Road appeal
- Charles Banner and Matthew Henderson acted for the successful local planning authority, East Riding of Yorkshire, in the fifth case – Land North and East of Mayfields, The Balk, Pocklington, East Riding of Yorkshire
- John Litton QC acted for the developers in the sixth case (permission granted by the Secretary of State for 108 houses outside the settlement boundary of Yapton (Arun District Council) despite being in conflict with the neighbourhood Plan)
- Charles Banner acted for the successful appellants CALA Homes and CAB International in the ninth case – employment and residential development in the Chilterns AONB
- Sasha Blackmore acted for the Secretary of State in the high court in the third case – Burrows and Dunn Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.