Planning Permission in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • Save Britain's Heritage v Number 1 Poultry Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 28 Febrero 1991

    The single indivisible question, in my opinion, which the court must ask itself whenever a planning decision is challenged on the ground of a failure to give reasons is whether the interests of the applicant have been substantially prejudiced by the deficiency of the reasons given.

  • South Bucks District Council v Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions and another
    • House of Lords
    • 01 Julio 2004

    They must enable the reader to understand why the matter was decided as it was and what conclusions were reached on the "principal important controversial issues", disclosing how any issue of law or fact was resolved. The reasoning must not give rise to a substantial doubt as to whether the decision-maker erred in law, for example by misunderstanding some relevant policy or some other important matter or by failing to reach a rational decision on relevant grounds.

  • Tesco Stores Ltd v Secretary of State for the Environment and Others
    • House of Lords
    • 19 Octubre 1995

    If there is one principle of planning law more firmly settled than any other, it is that matters of planning judgment are within the exclusive province of the local planning authority or the Secretary of State.

  • Wheeler v JJ Saunders Ltd
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 19 Diciembre 1995

    I can well see that in such a case the public interest must be allowed to and prevail that it would be inappropriate to grant an injunction (though whether that should preclude any award of damages in lieu is a question which may need further consideration). The Court should be slow to acquiesce in the extinction of private rights without compensation as a result of administrative decisions which cannot be appealed and are difficult to challenge.

  • Pyx Grainite Company Ltd v Ministry of Housing and Local Government
    • Court of Appeal
    • 07 Febrero 1958

    Although the planning authorities are given very wide powers to impose "such conditions as they think fit", nevertheless the law says that those conditions, to be valid, must fairly and reasonably relate to the permitted development. The planning authority are not at liberty to use their powers for an ulterior object, however desirable that object may seem to them to be in the public interest.

  • Westminster City Council v Great Portland Estates Plc
    • House of Lords
    • 31 Octubre 1984

    Personal circumstances of an occupier, personal hardship, the difficulties of businesses which are of value to the character of a community are not to be ignored in the administration of planning control. It would be inhuman pedantry to exclude from the control of our environment the human factor. It can, however, and sometimes should, be given direct effect as an exceptional or special circumstance.

  • Fawcett Properties Ltd v Buckingham County Council
    • House of Lords
    • 26 Octubre 1960

    For I am of opinion that a planning condition is only void for uncertainty if it can be given no meaning or no sensible or ascertainable meaning, and not merely because it is ambiguous or leads to absurd results. It is the daily task of the courts to resolve ambiguities of language and to choose between them; and to construe words so as to avoid absurdities or to put up with them. And this applies to conditions in planning permissions as well as to other documents.

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Books & Journal Articles
  • Rational expectations?. Developer behaviour and development cycles in the central London office market
    • Núm. 30-2, Marzo 2012
    • Journal of Property Investment & Finance
    • 159-174
    Purpose: Expectations of future market conditions are acknowledged to be crucial for the development decision and hence for shaping the built environment. The purpose of this paper is to study the ...
    ...... FuerstHenley Business School, School of Real Estate and Planning,University of Reading, Reading, UK, andAnna-Maija GrandyDTZ, London, ... to stem from the lengthy design, financing and planning permission processes rather thanadaptive or naive expectations.Research ......
  • Nurturing property investment by re‐engineered systems for land pricing by local authorities
    • Núm. 25-1, Febrero 2007
    • Journal of Property Investment & Finance
    • 77-94
    Purpose: The research in this paper is aimed at re‐engineering existing approaches to the analysis of proposed developments in local authorities – from land pricing to planning permission – hence r...
    ...... developments in local authorities – from land pricing to planning permission – hencereducing the loss of revenue in councils, and nurture ......
  • Yuppies, Drugs and Tesco: Should the Bank of England Blame Itself for Bank Failures?
    • Núm. 2-1, Marzo 1998
    • Journal of Money Laundering Control
    • 39-48
    In the early 1980s Tesco had provisionally agreed plans with the property developer, Provincial Properties Wales, to build a new store in Barry. Michael Hepker, the owner of Ravensbury Investments,...
    ......Unfortunately, planning permission for the building was refused, but, if accusations subse-quently ......
  • Nuisance and Planning
    • Núm. 56-4, Julio 1993
    • The Modern Law Review
    ...... Planning Jenny Steele* and Tim Jewell* Where a commercial venture has developed pursuant to and within the terms of a permission from the appropriate planning authority, can an action in nuisance be brought which would effectively close it down? This is a ......
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