Pascoe v First Secretary of State and others: Admn 27 Sep 2006

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.


Forbes J


[2006] EWHC 2356 (Admin), [2007] 1 WLR 885




Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 159(1)


England and Wales


CitedBerkeley 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 . .
CitedMeyrick 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