Month: August 2016

Stephenson Halliday has been commissioned by PAS (Planning Advisory Service) to provide expert advice to minerals planning authorities (MPAs) on the subject of fracking.  The work involves the delivery of training sessions to planning committee members and production of a case study of planning authorities who have dealt with proposals for fracking in their local […]

We are delighted to announce that Mochrum Fell Wind Farm near Corsock, Dumfries and Galloway, has recently been approved on appeal. The application had been refused by Dumfries and Galloway Council’s planning committee in June last year, against the advice of their own planning officer. At the recent appeal, the Reporter concluded there were “no […]

We are very pleased to hear that the Beckside Cabins appeal has been allowed and they no longer face the threat of demolition. In a victory for common sense, Inspector Dignan ruled that the enforcement notice is quashed and planning permission is granted for the cabins. Overview In a nutshell, the Inquiry considered the case as […]

How will the extensions affect you? Both the Yorkshire Dales National Park (YDNP) and the Lake District National Park (LDNP) have today been officially extended following Confirmation Orders issued by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, announced in 2012 and 2015 (see overview maps below). Apart from the obvious benefits that come […]