Sep 02, 2019
The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government has published new planning practice guidance designed to “further simplify advice on the CIL regime, helping communities and developers understand what is required”.
Aug 27, 2019
The Council of the Isles of Scilly plans to appoint a legal services provider to support a project developing an alternative fuelling network, multi modal travel hubs and mobility platform to encourage adoption of ultra-low carbon transport.
Aug 12, 2019
The reserve bidder for the design, build, finance and maintain contract for the proposed Silvertown Tunnel has launched a legal challenge to the procurement process undertaken by Transport for London.
Aug 06, 2019
HS1 Ltd, which has the 30-year concession to own and operate High Speed 1 (the UK’s first section of high-speed rail), is to appoint providers to a legal services framework worth an estimated £15m over seven years.
Aug 05, 2019
The London Borough of Barnet has reviewed its policy concerning abandoned vehicles and planned new training for its staff after the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman found that the council’s order to destroy a pizza van was not justified.
Aug 02, 2019
One of three councils that signed gagging orders with Highways England over the Oxford-Cambridge Expressway project has said it will reconsider the issue, and two now oppose the project outright.
Jul 25, 2019
A High Court judge has rejected a claim for judicial review of a decision removing the exemption from liability to pay the congestion charge in Central London from private hire vehicles save for those designated as wheelchair-accessible vehicles.
Jul 22, 2019
The Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal by a motorcyclists’ group over a road traffic regulation order (TRO) made by Hampshire County Council.
Jul 10, 2019
A High Court judge has dismissed a legal challenge to the Transport Secretary’s decision to accept recommendations from Highways England on the choice of a preferred corridor for the proposed new Oxford to Cambridge Expressway.
Jul 03, 2019
A borough council has won a High Court challenge over a planning inspector’s decision to allow an appeal against the local authority’s refusal of a certificate of lawfulness of proposed use or development.
Jul 01, 2019
Birmingham City Council and Amey have reached a settlement agreement that will allow the contractor to exit from the £2.7bn Birmingham Highways PFI contract.
Jun 27, 2019
A council was liable for an injury caused by a poorly maintained path regardless of whether it was originally intended to be ‘a highway’, a High Court judge has ruled.
Jun 24, 2019
Greater Manchester is set to become the first city-region to pursue the franchising of bus services under the Bus Services Act 2017 as part of Mayor Andy Burnham’s 10-year plan for public transport.
Jun 05, 2019
Councils will be required to report on the agreements reached with housing developers to pay for infrastructure, under new rules laid in Parliament this week.
May 29, 2019
A High Court judge has handed down his findings in a preliminary trial of a procurement challenge brought over the award of a highways contract where the claimant scored just 0.03 lower than the winning bidder.
May 29, 2019
Transport for London (TfL) has selected 15 law firms to provide external legal support across eight disciplines as part of its new legal panel.
May 23, 2019
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council has agreed to make a new Traffic Regulation Order after an investigation by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman found that residents in new-build properties in its town centre were unfairly refused parking permits.
May 22, 2019
Network Rail Infrastructure has issued a market sounding briefing and questionnaire in advance of finalising a proposal to procure a claims handling and litigation service provider to work with the company’s existing insurance team.
May 21, 2019
A High Court judge has refused an application by an unsuccessful bidder for an interim injunction over the London Borough of Haringey’s decision to award a £630,000 road-improvement contract near the new Spurs stadium to a rival contractor.
May 16, 2019
The Government has issued a legal direction to Coventry City Council ordering it to implement a clean air charging zone for polluting vehicles.
May 13, 2019
The accounting officer at the Department for Transport concluded that a procurement challenge was likely to be successful if it was raised over the signing of contracts for additional freight capacity on ferry services between Britain and mainland Europe, it has emerged.
May 02, 2019
Birmingham City Council has agreed to a series of measures including a review of its transport policy for adults with special education needs after it emerged that a mother had to drive five hours a day to take her adult son to his specialist college, because the local authority did not provide him with transport.
May 01, 2019
A Divisional Court has dismissed a legal challenge brought by five councils, the Mayor of London and a number of other claimants over the Secretary of State for Transport’s decision to designate the Airports National Policy Statement (“ANPS”), which sets out that the Government’s preferred location for additional airport capacity in the South East of England is a new runway at Heathrow.
Apr 16, 2019
Transport for Wales has awarded law firm DLA Piper a contract worth an estimated £500,000 to provide expert legal and regulatory support and advice on matters relating to the bus industry.
Apr 11, 2019
The fact that more than £50m of public funds was spent by the Garden Bridge Trust without producing demonstrable public benefit or impact represented “a failure for charity which risks undermining public trust”, the Charity Commission has said.
Apr 10, 2019
London Luton Airport, which is wholly owned by Luton Borough Council, is to seek specialist legal advice on commercial, construction and planning law in relation to a project which will involve expanding the airport.
Apr 08, 2019
MPs are to hold an inquiry to explore the problems of pavement parking in England, amid claims that the Government has failed to take action over the issue.
Apr 03, 2019
MPs on the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee have called on the Government to take urgent action to enable local authorities to prepare for the consequences of Brexit.