Stuart EvansSenior Associate
Local government legal specialist
I provide support to the Local Government team in all areas of Local Government law and provide a lead in relation to Planning, Highways and Licensing Law.
I have had over 25 years’ experience providing guidance and support in relation to Local Government law. Most recently I spent 15 years working at Birmingham City Council where I was the lead lawyer in all areas of Planning Regeneration, Environmental and Licensing work.
A property in England and Wales that is a ‘place of public religious worship’ is wholly exempt from business rates, pursuant to Schedule 5 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 as amended.
A recent study revealed that only 65% of appeals were allowed in cases where councillors refused planning permission despite planning officers’ recommendation for approval.
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