Sharpe Pritchard represents Historic England in successful High Court challenge against planning permission in the setting of Grade 1 listed Kedleston Hall

Leading London-based public law firm Sharpe Pritchard has represented Historic England in the successful challenge to a Planning Inspector’s decision to grant planning permission for residential development on a site located near Grade 1 listed Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire. Under section 66 of the Planning (Listed Building and Conservation Area) Act 1990, in considering whether…

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Sharpe Pritchard acts in landmark Supreme Court case setting new precedent on the National Planning Policy Framework

Leading London-based public law firm, Sharpe Pritchard, has acted in a landmark case at the Supreme Court concerning the scope of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), relating to five year housing land supply. Sharpe Pritchard acted for the solicitors to Suffolk Coastal District Council and Cheshire East District Council in Suffolk Coastal District Council…

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Is your authority compliant with the Modern Slavery Act 2015?

Public bodies (including local authorities) in England and Wales could be caught by the requirement under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 to publish a slavery and human trafficking statement. Raj Shah, solicitor in our Projects department, outlines what you need to know. Requirement to publish slavery and human trafficking statements ‘Modern slavery’ refers to slavery,…

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Sharpe Pritchard represents Isle of Wight Council in landmark Supreme Court decision on term-time holidays

Leading London-based public law firm, Sharpe Pritchard, has represented the Isle of Wight Council in its successful Supreme Court appeal concerning prosecutions of parents who take their children out of school for term time holidays. The Judgment in the case of Isle of Wight Council (Appellant) v Platt (Respondent) [2017], which was handed down today,…

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