Sep 06, 2021
Consultation launched on making permanent outdoor measures introduced to support high streets and hospitality businesses
The Government has launched a consultation on making permanent two time-limited permitted development rights introduced during the pandemic to boost high streets and hospitality businesses.
Aug 20, 2021
An ice-cream van operator has been banned from operating on an East Suffolk Council street over a complaint that one of its vehicles sounded its chimes for too long.
Aug 19, 2021
A minor change in a café’s proposed opening hours was not reasonable grounds for St Albans City and District Council to grant a planning consent that it had withheld for an almost identical application.
Aug 06, 2021
The Local Government Association has called for licensing laws to be updated to give councils the power to consider the public health implications when deciding whether to grant licences.
Aug 03, 2021
District prosecutes taxi driver for driving when licence had expired, failure to report damage to licensed vehicle
Vale of White Horse District Council has prosecuted a taxi driver after he admitted driving a taxi when not licensed to do so, and for failing to report damage to a licensed vehicle to the council.
May 25, 2021
District council prosecution sees two defendants found guilty of operating vehicle without private hire licence
Cotswold District Council has prosecuted two individuals for operating a vehicle without a private hire licence and not fulfilling private hire operator requirements.
May 10, 2021
A High Court judge has dismissed a legal challenge brought by street traders over a council's implementation of a regulatory framework that requires stall owners to sell products not readily available on the high street.
May 04, 2021
High Court dismisses as ‘academic’ legal challenge over later reopening of indoor hospitality in Government roadmap
The High Court has dismissed a legal challenge over the decision to allow non-essential retail to open at least five weeks before indoor hospitality.
Apr 26, 2021
Divisional Court to hear judicial review over grant by TfL of private operator’s licence to business behind FREENOW ride-hailing app
A High Court judge has given the United Trade Action Group (UTAG), a body representing the interests of the hackney carriage trade, permission to judicially review the decision of TfL to grant a Private Hire Operator’s Licence to a business whose private hire drivers work off a smartphone ride-hailing app called FREENOW.
Apr 16, 2021
Secretary of State calls on councils to show pragmatism, avoid “overzealous interpretations” of rules on outdoor hospitality
The Communities Secretary has called on councils to ensure that that government guidance on outdoor structures is applied proportionately and consistently, to support businesses in their areas to reopen safely and to avoid overzealous interpretations of the rules.