Josef Cannon

Josef's practice at the Bar focuses on licensing, town and country planning, and regulatory work. He is co-chair of the Cornerstone Barristers licensing team. 

In planning, he acts for and advises a wide range of local authorities, developers and private individuals, with a particular interest in and experience of residential development cases involving issues of housing land supply. He regularly writes and speaks on topics relating to planning.

In licensing he acts for all sides of the licensing debate, in respect of both the hospitality industry generally, the late-night economy, and taxi and sex licensing, as well as gambling.

He is also a mediator, with expertise in mediating disputes in the public sector, particularly where they relate to planning or licensing.
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Objectively assessed need and housing land supply in the 2012 NPPF [Archived]
Practice notes

This archived Practice Note discusses the requirement in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) as first published in 2012 for local planning authorities to plan to meet full, objectively assessed needs (OAN) for market and affordable housing in their areas. It covers: the policy background as contained in the now replaced 2012 version of the NPPF, the approach in the courts, sanctions, the approach to deriving OAN in the now replaced 2012 version of the NPPF, the role of affordable housing, backlogs and shortfalls, persistent under-delivery and the buffers, supply and lapses, and the position where a recent neighbourhood plan is in place. The approach to housing need as it currently applies is covered in a separate Practice Note.

Objectively assessed need and housing land supply in the NPPF
Practice notes

This Practice Note discusses the requirement in the National Planning Policy Framework for local planning authorities to plan to meet their local housing need. It covers: the policy background, the approach in the courts, sanctions, the approach to deriving housing need, the role of affordable housing, backlogs and shortfalls, buffers, supply and lapses, and the position where a recent neighbourhood plan is in place.

Practice areas

Qualifications

  • LLB (2001)
  • BVC (2002)

Membership

  • PEBA
  • ALBA
  • HRLA
  • IoL

Panel

  • Case Analysis Panel
  • Contributing Author
  • Other Publications

Education

  • Kings College, London (1998-2001)
  • College of Law (2001-2002)

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