Kings Chambers is one of the country’s leading sets of barristers chambers specialising in planning and environmental law.
Our specialist team of 24 barristers including 4 Queen’s Counsel and 20 Junior Counsel act for both the private and public sector providing legal advice and representation at Appeals, Local Plan and CIL examinations and in the Planning Court, Upper Tier Tribunal, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.
Kings has offices in Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham and are regularly instructed in relation to the major development projects across the UK.
Our planning team share their thoughts on the most significant changes to the planning system since the pandemic began.
The Prime Minister promised reform of the planning system that would actively encourage “sustainable, beautiful, safe and useful development rather than obstructing it”.
The Secretary of State has granted planning permission for 2m sq ft of industrial and logistics floorspace... in the Green Belt. Yes, you read that correctly.
An important case has potentially serious repercussions for development proposals sited near noise sources, particularly within the night-time economy.
A recent appeal decision serves as a reminder that where a developer fails to apply to a local planning authority to discharge conditions, their permission might no longer be...
The digital revolution is now firmly on hold when it comes to council meetings.
The Community Ownership Fund will provide match funding to ‘community groups’ to assist in the purchase of local facilities, community assets and amenities.
A judgment from the Court of Appeal, involving the ex-Police college at Bramshill in Hampshire, gives some important insight into how heritage harm should be approached.
The Secretary of State’s powers to call-in planning applications have been prominent in the North West in recent months.
The Environment Bill 2019-20 has rightly been described as 'landmark legislation' but its speed of travel has been glacial. What can we expect and when?