Failure to obtain environmental statement did not vitiate planning decision where there had otherwise been a thorough and fair planning procedure. A finding that the Secretary had acted in breach of regulations governing procedure on planning appeals, was a factor to be allowed for when deciding costs even though it did not affect the outcome.
Times 02-Mar-1998, Times 07-Apr-1998,  EWCA Civ 217,  EWCA Civ 218
Town and Country Planning (Assessment of Environmental Effects) Regulations 1988 (1988 No 1199)
England and Wales
Updated: 01 May 2021; Ref: scu.78352