Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2017] All ER (D) 72 (Aug)
Neutral Citation: [2017] EWHC 1998 (Admin)
Court: Queen's Bench Division (Planning Court)
Judge:

Holgate J

Representation David Wolfe QC (instructed by Friends of the Earth Limited) for the claimant.
  Robert Palmer (instructed by the Government Legal Department) for the Secretary of State.
  The interested party did not appear and was not represented.
Judgment Dates: 14 August 2017

Catchwords

Petroleum rights - Licence - Variation

The Case

Petroleum rights Licence. The grant of a petroleum exploration and development licence was not governed entirely by the statutory code relating to such licences and the defendant Secretary of State was able to agree to a variation in the terms of such a licence. Accordingly, the Planning Court rejected the claimant's contention that a deed of variation of the licence had been ultra vires and dismissed his application for judicial review.

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