Court of Appeal Rules on Duty of Enquiry in Children’s Best Interests/Article 8 Gypsy Case
John Hunter appeared for Flintshire County Council in a successful appeal to the Court of Appeal against a judgment of the High Court quashing the Council’s decision to grant temporary planning permission for a gypsy caravan site in North Wales.
The Court of Appeal held, essentially for the reasons advanced by the Council, that the High Court had “clearly erred” in finding that the Council had failed to ascertain and evaluate the relevant facts concerning the best interests of the children living at the site which it had relied on to justify the grant of temporary permission. In particular:
A copy of the Court of Appeal’s judgment may be found here
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