Gary Grant Successfully Opposes Lichfield Local Plan Challenge

Gary Grant Successfully Opposes Lichfield Local Plan Challenge

Mrs Justice Patterson sitting in the Planning Court in Birmingham recently clarified the ambit of challenge, which prevents judicial review to a local plan under examination other than pursuant to section 113 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 - in a case which also confirms that the proper application of the “exceptional circumstances” test for release of land from the Green Belt remains a planning judgment for the Plan Making Authority and there was no requirement to address a “falsification doctrine”. Gary Grant of Kings Chambers appeared for the successful Local Planning Authority in I.M. Properties Development Ltd v Lichfield District Council [2014] EWHC 2440 (Admin).

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