The claimant challenged a compulsory purchase order made under the 1993 Act on the grounds of underuse of properties in the area.
Held: The respondent’s decision had been made on the basis that there was underuse of a ‘predominant number’ of properties. That phrase added an unlawful gloss to the statutory requirement and watered the test down. The decision was therefore unlawful.
 EWHC 2356 (Admin),  1 WLR 885
England and Wales
Cited – Berkeley v Secretary of State For The Environment and Others HL 11-May-2000
The claimant challenged the grant of planning permission for a new football ground for Fulham Football club, saying that an Environmental Impact Assessment had not been obtained, but was required.
Held: Where a planning application if . .
Cited – Meyrick Estate Management Ltd and others v Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Admn 3-Nov-2005
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Local Government, Land
Updated: 27 April 2022; Ref: scu.245126