22 July 2016

Instructed counsel on behalf of the claimant, a commercial enterprise, in this appeal against the decision in Kestrel Hydro v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
[2015] EWHC 1654 (Admin). Represented the claimant in his appeal
against the decision of the Planning Inspector to uphold an enforcement
notice issued by the local planning authority. The challenge was brought
as the enforcement notice was issued alleging a material change of use,
although it sought to attack operational development. The notice was
upheld, as the works were integral to, or part and parcel of, the
unauthorised use, and the case confirmed this principle.