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Jenner’s Basin

8 June 2016 | Category ,

nplaw’s Steven Bell recently acted for the Broads Authority on its successful application to obtain a permanent injunction requiring landowner, Roger Wood, to submit a planning application in respect of the current use of Jenner’s basin on the River Yare at Thorpe within three months. If Mr Wood fails to do so, the site must be cleared of the boats currently moored there.

The judge in the case commented that, far from being open to criticism the Authority had conducted itself “meticulously and impeccably”. John Packman, the Broads Authority’s Chief Executive, commented: “We are satisfied with the judge’s decision which may be the push for Mr Wood to finally submit an acceptable planning application – for the sake of householders living next to the site and for the boaters renting from Mr Wood in the basin who are caught up in the issue. We are pleased that the judge acknowledged that the Broads Authority had “substantially succeeded” in its claim and that this was an appropriate case for seeking an injunction”.

The injunction marks the culmination of seven years’ work for Steven Bell. The long-running dispute has so far involved two public inquiries, two High Court hearings, a Court of Appeal hearing and the grant of an interim injunction in March 2016.