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Journal of Planning & Environment Law

Journal of Planning & Environment Law
Practice Area: Planning Law
ISSN: 0307-4870
Published by: Sweet & Maxwell
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The Journal of Planning and Environment Law is published monthly, and provides a guide to recent and forthcoming developments in planning law, environmental law, compulsory purchase and related areas. It is widely known as a leading forum for informed discussion and debate on planning and associated issues.
Regular content includes current topics, articles, correspondence, parliamentary and departmental news, case law reports, summaries of cases, and ministerial planning decisions.
A special 13th issue, which is published in December each year, contains the papers delivered at the annual Oxford Joint Planning Law Conference.
Forthcoming issues of the Journal will provide expert commentary on and analysis of the following areas:
  • Amendments to EU-derived environmental and planning legislation following the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union
  • The revised National Planning Policy Framework (February 2021) and its treatment in the courts
  • Revisions to the Planning Practice Guidance (notably to viability and housing needs assessments)
  • The Planning for the Future White Paper (2020)
  • Implications for plan making and decision taking arising from the Air Quality Plan for NO2
  • The Welsh Government’s project to develop a new planning code
  • The new legislation to facilitate decision taking and plan making in a time of social distancing

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    • Current topics
    • Articles
    • Correspondence Parliamentary and Departmental News
    • Case Law Reports
    • Summaries of Cases
    • Ministerial Planning Decisions 


    Article submissions and editorial correspondence: 

    Dr Ashley Bowes – ashleyb@cornerstonebarristers.com

    The Journal encourages readers to submit articles for possible publication on current and emerging laws, practices and policies in the fields of planning and environmental law and compulsory purchase and compensation law and practice. There is no specific word limit, but articles should generally be no more than 10,000 words including footnotes, which should be numbered consecutively.

    Contributors must supply their full contact details for further correspondence and are responsible for complying with the house style guide before making a submission.



    ASHLEY BOWES, LL.B. (Hons), Ph.D., Barrister, Cornerstone Barristers

    Consultant Editor
    MICHAEL PURDUE, LL.M., Solicitor

    Case Editors
    MARTIN EDWARDS, B.A. (Hons), M.A., L.A.R. T.P.I., Barrister, Cornerstone Barristers
    THEA OSMUND-SMITH, LL.B., Barrister, No5 Barristers’ Chambers

    Ministerial Planning Decisions Editor
    KATHERINE BARNES, LL.M., Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers

    ALEX GREAVES, Francis Taylor Building
    CHARLES BISHOP, Landmark Chambers

    Summaries of Cases Editor
    RYAN KOHLI, MA (OXON), Barrister, Cornerstone Barristers

    Editorial Board
    STUART BELL, Professor of Law, University of York
    MARY COOK, Partner, Town Legal LLP
    JONATHAN EASTON, Barrister, Kings Chambers
    VICTORIA HILLS, Chief Executive, Royal Town Planning Institute
    MR JUSTICE HOLGATE, Planning Liaison Judge and President of the Lands Chamber
    CHARLOTTE MORPHET, Senior Lecturer, Leeds Beckett University
    DR CHARLES MYNORS, Lawyer, Law Commission
    NEIL PARPWORTH, Associate Professor, Leicester De Montfort Law School
    SIMON RICKETTS, Partner, Town Legal LLP
    CAROLINE STARES, Solicitor, Hogan Lovells International LLP
    ANGUS WALKER, Partner, BDB Pitmans LLP
    SASHA WHITE QC, Head of the Planning Group, Landmark Chambers


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    Before each renewal period we will send you an annual subscription statement to enable you to review your subscriptions.  You must tell us about any changes within 30 days of the subscription statement date after which you will be invoiced and your subscription(s) will continue for a further year

    12 issues per annum, plus a special issue.


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    Article submissions and editorial correspondence: 
    Dr Ashley Bowes – ashleyb@cornerstonebarristers.com

    Lyndsay Walker – lyndsay.walker@thomsonreuters.com

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