Paul Tapsell's Planning & Rating Cases

Long–standing use of agricultural land for parking (Re CF)

Paul represented the Local Authority in a Planning Inquiry concerning the use of an extensive site for off-airport car parking. This long-running case involved a company which had been granted initial permission to use farmland to park 200 cars, and had subsequently extended their multi-million point operation to accommodate 1400-1500 vehicles without additional permission. The Continue reading

Retaining right of way to a local footpath (Re HSM)

Paul represented a Local Authority in a footpath inquiry involving access across private land owned by a wild fowl conservation (shooting) club. Local walkers had historically used the footpath as it joined two other paths approximately ¾ mile apart to create a circular walk. They asked the Local Authority to take action when the shooting Continue reading

Disputing the status of a Listed Building

Paul represented a Local Authority in a dispute regarding Listed Building status of a historic building; involving the identification and description of the building and the enforceability of the Grade 2 listing. The building’s owner had already carried out a significant amount of work to the building, demolishing large parts of it, before civil proceedings Continue reading