Category: Property Law

East Bergholt Parish Council v Babergh District Council and others – 7 December 2018


This is an interesting case reported today concerning a decision in the High Court. The Claimant was the Parish Council for the village of East Bergholt in Suffolk which challenged a planning decision of the local planning authority, Babergh District Council (“the Council”). The decision under challenge was to grant 3 planning permissions for a total of 229 new homes to be built around East Bergholt. 

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Overseas beneficiary

Transparency for overseas beneficiaries

In April 2017 the UK government began a Consultation calling for evidence regarding the planned new register of beneficial ownership information for overseas legal entities. This is part of a broader push on transparency of ownership and follows the 2016 establishment of a central register of people that have significant control of UK companies (PSC Register).

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