Fracking – Planning Challenge for Judicial Review

Fracking, HS2 CPO Solicitors Manchester London

Fracking – Planning challenges dismissed against Cuadrilla’s fracking developments in Lancashire Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for shale gas in the UK remains controversial. The Planning Court released it decision on 12 April 2017 in the case of R (Preston New Road Action Group and others) v Secretary of State and others [2017] EWHC 808 (Admin), on 12 April 2017. Background: Cuadrilla’s shale gas fracking in Lancashire In 2016, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (SoS) approved Cuadrilla’s appeal against Lancashire County Council’s refusal for the grant of planning … Read More

Compulsory Purchase Orders – Top 10 Tips

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Top 10 Tips – Compulsory Purchase Orders The quickening pace of infrastructure development, in Greater Manchester and Cheshire clearly indicates the wider use of compulsory purchase powers in the near future. Compulsory Purchase Orders, are an order put forward by an Acquiring Authority (AA) such as a local authority or highways agency which forces you to sell up, so that they can remove your property to make way for the development of the local community. CPO’s as they’re more commonly known, can be tricky to understand and even trickier to … Read More