Thank you to all those who tuned in last week to see Sarah Richards talk about the Inspectorate’s response to Covid 19. For those who missed it, click here to watch it on YouTube.

Each week, the panel – Paul Tucker QC, Mary Cook, Sasha White QC, Charlie Banner QC and Christopher Young QC – discuss the latest developments in planning law and policy from the week. 

This week our special guest is Simon Gallagher, Director of Planning at MHCLG

As you will recall we five friends have decided to come together during Covid 19 to do a weekly 45 minute show about the latest legal developments in the world of planning. As before, there is no charge for the event, but we would encourage you to make a modest donation to the NHS Combined Charity Page here: Clap For Our Carers, or whichever local charity you may prefer.

Case of the Week is Lochailort Investments Limited

Appeal of the week is West Midlands Rail Freight Consent (VSC for a SRFI in the GB)

Both are downloadable from our LinkedIn page which we encourage you to ‘Follow’.

This week we will also have two special topics

  • Debate on Local Plan Examinations : Paul will host a debate focusing on plans that have failed (South Oxfordshire Sevenoaks, Uttlesford and St Albans) as well as those that have succeeded (Guildford Borough Council, Bedford Borough Council and London Borough of Tower Hamlets) or are still in examination (City of York Council) or have been reviewed and found in no need of an update (Woking BC)
  • An Interview with: Simon Gallagher Director of Planning at MHCLG to discuss the latest developments in the Department

It is not serious: there will be “Nudge of the week” to those who ‘could do better’ as well as nominations for “Champion of the Week”. And if you are missing the fun of inquiries right now, we can guarantee some of the usual barristers’ banter and a bit of leg pulling.

Please do join us and feel free to pass on these details to your colleagues and friends in the world of planning. This event is hosted on Zoom. The joining instructions are below. But don’t post the link on social media as we don’t want to get “screen bombed”! 

Joining Instructions 

If you received the details last week for episode 3, then you notice they are the same

These will in fact work for episodes 4-10 inclusive. 

If you require the joining details please email Gary Smith at [email protected]


Kings Chambers News

Portfolio Builder

Select the expertise that you would like to download or add to the portfolio

Download    Add to portfolio   
Title Type CV Email

Remove All


Click here to share this shortlist.
(It will expire after 30 days.)