Stuart Jessop Successfully Represents Wembley Parking Company At Planning Inquiry

January 24, 2019

Stuart Jessop has successfully represented Stadium Centre Management Ltd (SCM Ltd) in its appeal under section 174 Town and Country Planning Act 1990 against two enforcement notices served in respect of the Stadium Business centre (SBC). SBC is a commercial estate comprising 26 industrial type units which was used by SCM ltd, the owners of the common parts of the estate and roads within, to rent out parking spaces on event days at Wembley stadium. The enforcement notices, served by the London Borough of Brent, alleged a material change of use from office/industrial to a mixed use as office/industrial and car parking not ancillary to the office/industrial use. It was argued that the notices were drafted to include a single piece of land that nevertheless comprises multiple freeholds and occupants and that use of each piece of land varied.

The Inspector agreed that as drafted the effect of the notices would be that those unit holders or tenants who were not directors or shareholders of SCM Ltd would nevertheless be potentially liable to prosecution for breach of the notice by one of the other unit holders or tenants. The Inspector also agree that the notices were further deficient in not fully identifying the existing mixed use of the site, and therefore not recognising that parking associated with such unidentified uses may be lawful. The Inspector then concluded that the notices were defective to such a degree that he could not properly vary them. The notices were quashed.


I met Stuart when I was on the opposing side in a recent licensing appeal. Since that time Woods Whur have instructed him in matters, in the most recent of which he won and had costs awarded in our client's favour. I would have no hesitation in recommending him.

Mr. P Whur, London

Mr Jessop is excellent at identifying the issue, asking relevant questions and setting out the way forward. He is friendly & approachable at all times and puts clients at ease. He elicits and analyses the evidence and advises clients clearly on the prospects of success. We recommend Mr Jessop to clients without hesitation.

Mr. G Hopkins, London

It’s not often you meet someone as tenacious as Mr Jessop. He is committed, efficient and persuasive and possess all of the qualities you could wish for from your lawyer. He is positive where others are negative, he shows dogged determination to deliver the right result for his client. I have no hesitation in recommending him - top class.

Mr. D Rogers, London

Stuart Jessop, counsel, has covered a number of difficult Licensing applications through Sanders Solicitors, including Hearings before Licensing Committees and Appeal Hearings in the Magistrates' Court. Clients have always been complementary of Mr. Jessop's advocacy and advice. He easily grasps the issues at hand and is readily forthcoming with advice on LW, Practice and Procedure.

Mr. C Turner, London

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