Nichols v The Secretary Of State For The Environment, Basildon District Council: Admn 21 Mar 1997

The applicants were gypsies. They located a mobile home on land within the green belt, but did not obtain planning permission. They attacked the decision report saying it had failed to follow the guidance as to the need for sites for gypsies, and had failed to take account of the personal circumstances of the applicants. The inspector had not quantified the need for gypsy sites, but had considered that aspect, and the personal circumstances. The decision stood.


Malcom Spence QC


[1997] EWHC Admin 304


Town and Country Planning Act 1990 73A, Circular 1/94


England and Wales


Updated: 12 April 2022; Ref: scu.137249