Mr Josh Risso-Gill

Josh Risso-Gill


Real Estate

High Court dismisses challenge to government's permitted development and use classes order reforms
United Kingdom | 11 December 2020

The judicial review of the government's changes to the use classes order and new permitted development rights was recently dismissed. The High Court ruled that the changes had been legally enacted, a judgment which Rights: Community: Action is seeking permission to appeal. Although this appeal is unlikely to be successful, until any appeal is resolved, there remains uncertainty around the ability to rely on these new permitted development rights and use classes.

An uphill struggle? Drop-in planning permissions and incompatibility following Hillside case
United Kingdom | 27 November 2020

A recent Court of Appeal case is the latest in a series of recent planning law cases to be decided against the developer. The courts seem to be moving towards a simpler but less flexible planning system. This is in contrast to the government's recent changes intended to promote flexibility in the planning system.