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  • 15/08/2017 Howes Percival to raise money for Alzheimer's Research UK by taking part in Chariots of Fire

    A team from Howes Percival will be taking part in this year's Chariots of Fire Race in Cambridge on 17 September 2017.


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  • 08/08/2017 “Calling-in” a planning application

    With local planning authorities required to grant more and more planning permissions to meet their housing land supply targets, local planning authorities and developers are increasingly faced with local action groups and parish councils seeking to persuade the Secretary of State to call-in planning applications for his own determination. In light of this, planning law specialist, Jamie Childs, examines the powers of the Secretary of State to call-in planning applications and provides practical advice for developers and local planning authorities faced with call-in requests.


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    “Calling-in” a planning application
  • 02/08/2017 Another Howes Percival victory - and another reminder on how to defeat planning judicial reviews

    Howes Percival has this month defeated another judicial review claim to enable a multi-million pound development to proceed. This case of Dignity Funerals Limited v Breckland District Council and Thornalley Funeral Services Limited [CO/497/2017] is a further example of the Courts being asked to scrutinise a planning authority’s decision making and provides another welcome reminder of the duties under section 38 (6) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004. The decision also explores the duty to consider alternative sites and other material considerations. Planning law and judicial review specialist, Jay Mehta, summarises the salient lessons arising from the High Court’s decision and provides practical advice on how best to protect planning permissions against successful judicial review.


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    Planning Judicial Reviews

17/10/2017 08:00 - 10:00 Planning Seminar (Cambridge)

Trinity Centre, Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 0FN

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10/10/2017 08:00 - 10:00 Planning Seminar (Norwich)

The Auditorium at The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF

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