Japanese Knotweed

Japanese Knotweed and other non-native invasive species are becoming an increasingly common problem. Japanese Knotweed can cause damage to property, blight sales and impact on valuations. It is expensive and difficult to get rid of and if not properly treated…

Village green victory

Harrison Grant has successfully resisted Exeter City Council’s application to overturn the Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs decision to register Eastern Fields as a town or village green on behalf of the local residents. http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/exeter-campaigners-win-hard-fought-six-year-battle-against-the-council/story-30135620-detail/story.html  …

Success in appeal against ASA ban

Harrison Grant has successfully represented a client in an appeal against an ASA ban https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/sep/21/uk-advertising-watchdog-admits-it-was-wrong-to-ban-greenpeace-fracking-advert

Asbestos in soil guidance published

CL:AIRE has published the Joint Industry Working Group Asbestos in Soil and Construction & Demolition (C&D) Materials guidance titled “Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012: Interpretation for Managing and Working with Asbestos in Soil and Construction & Demolition materials: Industry Guidance…

Noise impacts from music venues

Harrison Grant’s Harry Campbell has recently acted in a case that provided useful clarification of how noise impacts from music venues should be treated. It was widely covered in the press including: http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/landlady-wins-legal-fight-against-block-of-flats-that-threatened-the-george-tavern-a3287046.html http://www.timeout.com/london/blog/the-george-tavern-has-won-its-appeal-to-stop-a-block-of-flats-being-built-next-door-070116

EAC Publishes Soil Report

The Environmental Audit Committee has published their report on soils. Among other things it includes a section on contaminated land with some interesting observations and recommendations in relation to Government funding and local authority reporting  http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/environmental-audit-committee/news-parliament-2015/soil-health-report-published-16-17/ …