Planning

11 Jan 2018

MP’s back Agent of Change Bill

At its first reading on the 10th January 2018, the House of Commons gave approval to the Planning ( Agent of Change) Bill.The proposed legislation, would require property developers to take into account pre-existing businesses, like music venues...

28 Apr 2017

The Neighbourhood Planning Act – Power to the Pub Campaigners?

The Neighbourhood Planning Act received Royal Assent on the 27 April 2017.  We understand this will be brought into effect by the late summer 2017. It was made clear through Pubs Minister Andrew Percy that the Government had “hoped to c...

04 Apr 2017

House of Lords Select Committee on the Licensing Act 2003 - report published

At midnight last night, the House of Lords Committee report was published. It can be found here. Running to some 180 pages in all, the contents will take some digesting but here is the summary of the Report’s conclusions and recommend...

05 Sep 2016

Planning - Wandsworth Council 'to remove permitted development rights' from its pubs.

With thanks to Stephen Brooker (Walsingham Planning) who reports that the London Borough of Wandsworth is seeking to introduce an Article 4 direction to almost wholly remove permitted development rights for pubs in the Borough. Using the ju...

04 Jul 2016

Planning - Impact of possible noise nuisance claims on viability of a business – further update

We have been monitoring the progress of the legal case currently being pursued by Pauline Foster, the owner of an East London Tavern (the George Tavern) against the decision to grant Planning permission for a residential development in a neighbour...

26 Feb 2016

Planning - Impact of possible noise nuisance claims on viability of a business - update

We have previously reported on the long running Forster case. This concerns the owner of an East London tavern who recently lost a High Court challenge against a planning inspector's approval for a block of flats neighbouring her premises whi...