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Paul Stafford published on “Re-constructing manorial title”

10th Oct 2022

Paul Stafford has written again on manorial law for the Property Law Journal. The article, “Re-constructing manorial title”, examines basic principles of manorial law as it affects lordships, and recent decisions in the higher courts. It asks whether purchasers of manorial titles today can identify and exercise rights which have substantive value.  In short, is […]

Infrastructure Act 2015 – Free to Frack?

3rd Jul 2017

Paul Stafford examines the consequences of the Act for landowners, including the significant loss of common law rights. This article was first published in Property Law Journal (June 2017) and is also available on Download PDF

Fracking – Nottinghamshire County Council & The Misson Springs Decision

1st Nov 2016

In a recent article I mentioned that the Nottinghamshire County Council Planning and Licensing Committee had on 5 October 2016 adjourned its decision on the application by IGas for the development of a temporary well site at Misson Springs in Bassetlaw. The development site is former MOD land around two miles north-east of Misson, close […]

Fracking – Local Government & Public Law; Property Owners and Private Law

1st Nov 2016

The government’s announcement on 6 October 2016 consenting to plans to drill and frack four exploratory wells at the Preston New Road site near Blackpool was reportedly described by the applicant, Cuadrilla, as a ‘milestone’. That description is no exaggeration. In 2011 Cuadrilla’s earlier drilling and fracking at the site had caused minor seismic activity […]

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