Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2017] All ER (D) 22 (Dec)
Neutral Citation: [2017] UKSC 79
Court: Supreme Court

Lady Hale P, Lord Wilson, Lord Carnwath, Lady Black and Lord Lloyd-Jones

Representation Neil Cameron QC, John Howell QC, Zack Simons and Ned Westaway (instructed by Legal Services, Dover District Council) for DDC.
  John Howell QC and Ned Westaway (instructed by Richard Buxton Environmental and Public Law) for CPRE Kent.
  Matthew Reed QC and Matthew Fraser (instructed by Pinsent Masons LLP (London)) for CGI.
Judgment Dates: 6 December 2017


Town and country planning - Permission for development - Duty to state reasons

The Case

Town and country planning Permission for development. Dover District Council (the DDC) had been in breach of a specific requirement under reg 2(1) of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2011, , to make available a statement of the main reasons and considerations on which its decision to grant planning permission for a proposal for major development on two sites to the west of Dover had been based. The Supreme Court so held in dismissing DDC's appeal against the Court of Appeal, Civil Division's decision to quash the permission. In the circumstances, the only appropriate remedy was to quash the permission.

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