Stringer v Ministry of Housing and Local Government: 1970

The material considerations to be allowed for by the local authority in exercising its planning functions are considerations of a planning nature, ‘all considerations relating to the use and development of land are considerations which may, in a proper case, be regarded as planning considerations’. Though a private individual may not have any right of action against the local authority they can take his interests into account. Whether a particular consideration is material in a particular case will depend on the circumstances.
Cooke J
[1970] 1 WLR 1281
England and Wales
Cited by:
CitedRegina v Chung Tak Lam Mary Lam Patricia Lam Christopher John Lam and Peter Brennan (T/a ‘Namesakes of Torbay’) and Borough of Torbay CA 30-Jul-1997
The claimant sought damages after the planning authority allowed the first defendant to conduct a manufacturing business in the course of which spraying activities took place which caused them personal injuries and loss of business.
Held: The . .
[1997] EWCA Civ 2247, [1997] PIQR P488
ApprovedNewbury District Council v Secretary of State for the Environment HL 1980
Issues arose as to a new planning permission for two existing hangars.
Held: The appeal succeeded. The question of the validity of conditions attached to planning permissions will sometimes be a difficult one. To be valid, a condition must be . .
[1981] AC 578, [1980] 1 All ER 731, [1980] 2 WLR 379
CitedCala 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 . .
[2011] EWHC 97 (Admin), [2011] 1 P and CR 22
CitedRegina (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 . .
Times 10-May-01, Gazette 14-Jun-01, [2001] 2 AC 295, [2001] 2 WLR 1389, [2001] 2 All ER 929, [2001] UKHL 23
CitedCherkley Campaign Ltd, Regina (on The Application of) v Longshot Cherkley Court Ltd Admn 22-Aug-2013
The campaign company sought judicial review of a decision by the respondent granting permission to develop nearby land as a golf course.
Held: The application succeeded. The Secretary of State in preserving the effect of certain policies had . .
[2013] EWHC 2582 (Admin), [2013] WLR(D) 340

These lists may be incomplete.
Updated: 15 December 2020; Ref: scu.225324