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Regina v Warwickshire County Council Ex Parte Powergen Plc: QBD 9 Jan 1997

The power to incorporate highway works in planning agreements is limited to subject land. Forbes J said: ‘It is common ground that the new Section 278 was intended to fit into and play its part in the overall legislative system for the controlled development of land through the planning process and I accept that Section … Continue reading Regina v Warwickshire County Council Ex Parte Powergen Plc: QBD 9 Jan 1997

Jones, Regina (on the Application of) v Mansfield District Council and Another: CA 16 Oct 2003

Plannning permission was sought. Objectors said that it would have such an impact that an environmental impact assessment was required. They now sought judicial review of the decision to proceed without one. Held: The judge had explained the approach correctly, and the role of the court is to conduct a Wednesbury review of the decision … Continue reading Jones, Regina (on the Application of) v Mansfield District Council and Another: CA 16 Oct 2003

Rugby Football Union v Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions and Another: CA 17 Jul 2002

The land owner sought a certificate of lawful use for its Rugby Stadium which had been used as a concert stadium. Held: The court must look to the Order to see whether the proposed use fell within the same use class as the existing use. A sports stadium use was class D2(e), but a concert … Continue reading Rugby Football Union v Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions and Another: CA 17 Jul 2002

Berkeley v Secretary of State for Environment Transport and the Regions London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames: CA 29 Jun 2001

There is no obligation to refer every application to the Secretary of State where an objector raised a plausible argument that an environmental impact assessment might be needed. In this case the application did not fall within Schedule I, and nor was it in a sensitive area, and nor was it over 0.5 hectares, and … Continue reading Berkeley v Secretary of State for Environment Transport and the Regions London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames: CA 29 Jun 2001

Taylor and Sons (Farms) v Secretary of State for Environment Transport and the Regions and Three Rivers District Council: CA 31 Jul 2001

Over a long period of time the applicants had deposited large quantities of waste on their land to hard standings and tracks. They were served with enforcement notices alleging a change from agricultural use, to agricultural use with waste deposit, and unauthorised engineering and other operations in creating a hard standing, or that it was … Continue reading Taylor and Sons (Farms) v Secretary of State for Environment Transport and the Regions and Three Rivers District Council: CA 31 Jul 2001

Harris v The Highways Agency: UTLC 6 Feb 2012

UTLC BLIGHT NOTICE – business premises – alleged blighted land – claimant’s failure to comply with prescribed form – reasonable endeavours to sell – failure to sell – counter notice – appropriate authority’s intention not to acquire any part of land due to proposed cancellation of prospective scheme – claimants’ objections not upheld – blight … Continue reading Harris v The Highways Agency: UTLC 6 Feb 2012

Regent Lion Properties Limited v Westminster City Council: CA 1990

An existing outline planning permission to develop land to include a parade of 12 shops in central London. In 1968 Pan American Airways Corporation took a sub-lease of the land and got planning permission to develop it as an air terminal for a period of 14 years, terminating (with an extension) on 31 March 1984. … Continue reading Regent Lion Properties Limited v Westminster City Council: CA 1990

British Railways Board v Secretary of State for the Environment and Another: HL 29 Oct 1993

Permission had been given for residential development of land provided that access was provided. The access specified was to be over land owned by the council. It was known that the Council would not allow such access. The land owner sought an order that the permission should stand but without the condition. The Secretary had … Continue reading British Railways Board v Secretary of State for the Environment and Another: HL 29 Oct 1993

Tesco Stores Ltd v Secretary of State for the Environment and Others: HL 11 May 1995

Three companies had applied for permission to build retail food superstores in Witney. The Inspector had recommended Tesco’s proposal, but the respondent rejected it. Tesco’s had offered to provide by way of a section 106 agreement full funding for a link road as part of its application. Held: The offer of funding for the link … Continue reading Tesco Stores Ltd v Secretary of State for the Environment and Others: HL 11 May 1995

Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd, Regina (on The Application of) v Wolverhampton City Council and Another: SC 12 May 2010

The appellant’s land was to be taken under compulsory purchase by the Council who wished to use it to assist Tesco in the construction of a new supermarket. Tesco promised to help fund restoration of a local listed building. Sainsbury objected an now appealed against the Court of Appeal’s overturning of the orer in its … Continue reading Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd, Regina (on The Application of) v Wolverhampton City Council and Another: SC 12 May 2010

Tesco Stores Ltd v Secretary of State for the Environment and Others: CA 25 May 1994

Three companies competed for permission to build a retail food superstore in Witney. The inspector recommended Tesco’s proposal, but the SSE set aside the inspector’s decision in favour of the local authority’s preference. Tesco sought a declaration quashing the decision letter. It said that insufficent allowance had been given to its offer of funding for … Continue reading Tesco Stores Ltd v Secretary of State for the Environment and Others: CA 25 May 1994

Wright, Regina (on The Application of Wright) v Resilient Energy Severndale Ltd and Another: SC 20 Nov 2019

W challenged the grant of planning permission for the change of use of agricultural land to allow erection of a wind turbine, saying that the authority had taken into account a promise by the land owner to run the scheme as a community development contributing funds locally, and that such was not capable of being … Continue reading Wright, Regina (on The Application of Wright) v Resilient Energy Severndale Ltd and Another: SC 20 Nov 2019

Westminster City Council v Great Portland Estates plc: HL 31 Oct 1984

The House was asked whether the 1971 Act permitted the relevant authorities, by resort to their development plans, to support the retention of traditional industries or was the ambit of the Act such as to permit only ‘land use’ aims to be pursued? The court considered also the relevance of personal considerations in planning matters. … Continue reading Westminster City Council v Great Portland Estates plc: HL 31 Oct 1984

Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions and another v Thurrock Borough Council: CA 27 Feb 2002

Land on a farm had been used intermittently for many years as an airfield. The local authority issued two enforcement notices, one in respect of a building used as a hangar, and one for unlawful change of use from domestic and agricultural purposes to use for domestic purposes and as an airfield. The inspector allowed … Continue reading Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions and another v Thurrock Borough Council: CA 27 Feb 2002

Hammerton, Regina (on the Application of) v London Underground Ltd: Admn 8 Nov 2002

Planning permissions had been deemed to have been granted for the construction of the East London Line Extension to Dalston. It was proposed to demolish an historic goods yard with associated buildings to make way for the line. The claimant objected that the new line could be constructed to make good use of mucjh of … Continue reading Hammerton, Regina (on the Application of) v London Underground Ltd: Admn 8 Nov 2002

Attorney-General ex rel. Scotland v Barratt Manchester Ltd: CA 2 Jan 1990

Nicholls LJ discussed the nature and enforcement of agreements under section 106 of the 1990 Act, saying: ‘A section 106 agreement may be enforced against the original covenantor in contract, and against successors in title to the original convenantor by virtue of sub.(2). Enforcement is a matter solely for the local planning authority, and there … Continue reading Attorney-General ex rel. Scotland v Barratt Manchester Ltd: CA 2 Jan 1990

London Residuary Body v Lambeth London Borough Council: HL 1990

Planning battles had raged over the use of the former GLC County Hall. The question was whether it was desirable and appropriate to retain use of part of the building for London Government offices and centred on the ‘competing needs’ test. Held: County Hall in London was not an office use, but was a Local … Continue reading London Residuary Body v Lambeth London Borough Council: HL 1990

Patel and others v Brent London Borough Council: ChD 7 Apr 2004

The claimants, charitable trustees bought land with planning permission subject to an agreement by the defendant to provide roadway improvement. They deposited sums with the authority as security. The roadworks were not completed for 10 years. The claimants sought return of the sums deposited as no longer required. Held: The claimants had to permit a … Continue reading Patel and others v Brent London Borough Council: ChD 7 Apr 2004

Harrods Ltd v Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions and Another: CA 7 Mar 2002

The applicant sought to allow the roof of its store to be used as a helicopter landing pad, and sought a lawful use certificate. It asserted that such a use was incidental to its main normal use. The secretary of state refused a certificate, against the inspector’s advice, saying that such a use was not … Continue reading Harrods Ltd v Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions and Another: CA 7 Mar 2002

London Borough of Lambeth v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government and Others: SC 3 Jul 2019

The second respondent sought a certificate from the Council determining that the lawful use of its store extended to sales of unlimited categories of goods including food. A certificate to that effect was refused by the Council, but granted by a planning inspector on appeal, and upheld by the lower courts. The Council, as local … Continue reading London Borough of Lambeth v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government and Others: SC 3 Jul 2019

Cresswell and Cresswell v Pearson: Admn 20 Mar 1997

The grant of a temporary planning permission for a use that has previously been the subject of an enforcement notice has the effect of discharging the enforcement notice for all time, in so far as it relates to that use, rather than merely for the period for which the temporary planning permission is in force. … Continue reading Cresswell and Cresswell v Pearson: Admn 20 Mar 1997

Regina v Wicks: CACD 19 Apr 1995

A defendant facing a charge of not complying with an enforcement notice may not challenge the validity of the notice upon which the enforcement proceedings are based by asserting it to be unreasonable. Citations: Gazette 07-Jun-1995, Independent 11-May-1995, Times 19-Apr-1995 Statutes: Town and Country Planning Act 1990 179 (1) Jurisdiction: England and Wales Citing: Appealed … Continue reading Regina v Wicks: CACD 19 Apr 1995

Swindell v Revenue and Customs (VAT – Builders : Do -It-Yourself): FTTTx 1 Feb 2017

FTTTx VAT – DIY self-build scheme – section 35A VATA94 and note 2(c) to Group 5, Schedule 8 VATA94 – whether the separate disposal of the dwelling was prohibited by the terms of a covenant under section 106 Town and Country Planning Act 1990 – terms of covenant considered – held they prohibit a separate … Continue reading Swindell v Revenue and Customs (VAT – Builders : Do -It-Yourself): FTTTx 1 Feb 2017

St George Developments Ltd and Another v Secretary of State for Environment and Another: QBD 31 Oct 1994

The company already had outline permission for a residential development at Kew Gardens. Two schemes were submitted. On one, the council failed to reach a timely determination, and it refused the other. The developers appealed to the Secretary of State. Held: The appeal failed. Section 54A applied also to an appeal against refusal of matters … Continue reading St George Developments Ltd and Another v Secretary of State for Environment and Another: QBD 31 Oct 1994

Regina (Holding and Barnes plc) v Secretary of State for Environment Transport and the Regions; Regina (Alconbury Developments Ltd and Others) v Same and Others: HL 9 May 2001

Power to call in is administrative in nature The powers of the Secretary of State to call in a planning application for his decision, and certain other planning powers, were essentially an administrative power, and not a judicial one, and therefore it was not a breach of the applicants’ rights to a fair hearing before … Continue reading Regina (Holding and Barnes plc) v Secretary of State for Environment Transport and the Regions; Regina (Alconbury Developments Ltd and Others) v Same and Others: HL 9 May 2001

Portland Stone Firms Ltd and Another v Dorset County Council: UTLC 4 Dec 2014

UTLC COMPENSATION – preliminary issues – Town and Country Planning Act 1990 ss. 97 and 107 – basis for calculation of compensation – 1951 planning permission for mining on Portland – permission becoming subject to procedure for the review of old mineral planning permissions (ROMP) under Environment Act 1995 Sched. 13 – designation of part … Continue reading Portland Stone Firms Ltd and Another v Dorset County Council: UTLC 4 Dec 2014

Watson v Revenue and Customs: FTTTx 22 Oct 2010

VALUE ADDED TAX – Refund on construction of building – Original planning permission for annex – Building Control required further work to be done on basis was new dwelling – Appellant carried out works – Retrospective planning permission for new dwelling granted – Local authority would not use its powers under s.73A of the Town … Continue reading Watson v Revenue and Customs: FTTTx 22 Oct 2010

Adamson and Others v Paddico (267) Ltd: SC 5 Feb 2014

Land had been registered as a town or village green but wrongly so. The claimant had sought rectification, but the respondents argued that the long time elapsed after registration should defeat the request. Held: The appeal were solely as to the way the lapse of time may be relevant to whether or not it wa … Continue reading Adamson and Others v Paddico (267) Ltd: SC 5 Feb 2014

Milebush Properties Ltd v Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council and Others: ChD 13 May 2010

The claimant sought a delaration that it had a right of way over an access road. The defendants said that the agreement fell foul of the 1989 Act. Held: The claimant was not entitled to the declaration. Agreements under the 1990 Act are enforceable at the instance of the Authority only and not by third … Continue reading Milebush Properties Ltd v Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council and Others: ChD 13 May 2010

Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Another v Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council: SC 6 Apr 2011

The land-owner had planning permission to erect a barn, conditional on its use for agricultural purposes. He built inside it a house and lived there from 2002. In 2006. He then applied for a certificate of lawful use. The inspector allowed it, and the Council appealed. The Council now also argued that parliament could not … Continue reading Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Another v Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council: SC 6 Apr 2011

Cala Homes (South) Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Another: Admn 7 Feb 2011

The claimant sought judicial review of a statement and letter by the respondent making a material consideration for planning authorities the intended revocation by the Respondent of Regional Spatial Strategies. The effect would be to allow the authority to reduce the number of new houses it was planning to allow for and thus to reject … Continue reading Cala Homes (South) Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Another: Admn 7 Feb 2011

Save Britain’s Heritage, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Others: Admn 14 May 2010

The claimant challenged the order allowing the demolition of a disused listed building saying that the Direction was contrary to European law in not requiring an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). The Secretary of State said an EIA was not required for a demolition. Held: The challenge was rejected. Whether an EIA was required for a … Continue reading Save Britain’s Heritage, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Others: Admn 14 May 2010

Basso and Another v Regina: CACD 19 May 2010

The defendants had been convicted of offences of failing to comply with planning enforcement notices (and fined andpound;10.00), and subsequently made subject to criminal confiscation orders. The orders had been made in respect of the gross income receipts of the business, limited to andpound;760,000. The defendants said that the activities had been otherwise lawful and … Continue reading Basso and Another v Regina: CACD 19 May 2010

Baker and Others, Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Others: CA 28 Feb 2008

Dyson LJ considered the interaction between race relations law and planning permission in the context of gypsy encampments. He looked at section 71 of the 1976 Act and said: ‘In my judgment, it is important to emphasise that the section 71(1) duty is not a duty to achieve a result, namely to eliminate unlawful racial … Continue reading Baker and Others, Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Others: CA 28 Feb 2008

Broxbourne Borough Council v Robb and Others: QBD 27 Jun 2011

The Council applied for the committal of the defendant for an alleged breach of a without notice injunction. Notice of the injunction had been placed at the site, requiring nobody to move caravans onto the land. Held: The application succeeded. Having examined the case law the need for committal was established. The defendant was to … Continue reading Broxbourne Borough Council v Robb and Others: QBD 27 Jun 2011

Revenue and Customs v Patel; UTTC 7 Aug 2014

References: [2014] UKUT 361 (TCC) Links: Bailii UTTC VALUE ADDED TAX – Repayment claim under DIY Builders’ and Converters’ VAT Refund Scheme – claim refused by HMRC – appeal allowed by First-tier Tribunal – whether VATA s 35 and VAT Regulations 1995 reg 201 satisfied – whether permission pursuant to s 73A Town and Country … Continue reading Revenue and Customs v Patel; UTTC 7 Aug 2014

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