Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 04 (Oct)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWHC 1967 (Admin)
Court: Administrative Court

Richards J

Representation Robin Purchas QC and Jonathon Milner (instructed by Laing Homes) for the claimant.
  David Forsdick (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the first defendant.
  Timothy Corner QC and John Pugh Smith (instructed by Olswangs) for the third defendant.
Judgment Dates: 1 October 2002


Town and country planning - Permission for development - Appeal - Secretary of State granting outline permission to building company for residential development - Claimant appealing - Claimant contending grant of permission prejudicing its own application - Whether Secretary of State required to conduct comparative assessment.

The Case

It had not been incumbent on the Secretary of State to consider the comparative merits of two applications for planning permission, in circumstances where one of the applicants believed that it would be prejudiced if the other were granted permission, where he had not raised any earlier objection to the proposal.

Practice Areas

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