The Friends of Hethel Ltd, Regina (on the application of) v Ecotricity: Admn 12 Nov 2009

Planning Committee arrangements were lawful

The claimants objected to the grant of planning permission for three wind turbines, saying that the council’s constitution was unlawful, in that the powers delegate to area planning committees required a two thirds majority for their exercise, where the Act required only a majority.
Held: The arrangement was not unconstitutional. If the area committee failed to reach an agreement within the scope allowed, the matter reverted to the planning committee.

Cranston J
[2009] EWHC 2856 (Admin)
Local Government Act 1972 99
England and Wales

Planning, Local Government

Updated: 12 November 2021; Ref: scu.377899