Judicial review


September 27, 2021

Planning Judicial Review: appeal to be held 5 October

>> URGENT: can you help support our legal costs? Last year we took the government to court over its hasty changes to the planning system in England. We lost our claim for Judicial Review, but were given leave to appeal. We now have a court date of 5 October 2021. At the hearing, the Court … Continued

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November 17, 2020

Judicial Review lost – but we intend to appeal

We’ve just received news from the High Court that our claim for Judicial Review of the Government’s changes to permitted development rights was not successful. We respect the decision, but we believe it is on the wrong side of the public interest. We intend to appeal. Using the pandemic crisis to push through a giveaway … Continued

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Planning: more information on our Judicial Review

**This page was updated on 17 November 2020 to reflect latest developments** This page contains rolling updates of the latest developments and documentation concerning our claim for Judicial Review of the government’s reforms to permitted development. Background The government declared its new rules on permitted development to be one of the most radical shake-ups of … Continued

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September 2, 2020

Planning reform: Judicial Review to be heard in October

Rights : Community : Action (RCA) has today taken some big steps forward in its claim for Judicial Review of the government’s radical reforms to the planning system. Justice Holgate has directed that RCA’s claim for Judicial Review will be heard on 14-15 October 2020 over the course of one day as a “rolled up” … Continued

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August 27, 2020

Our legal challenge to planning reforms

What’s going on  These are new permitted development rights (PDRs) for developers. I wrote about them here. PDRs mean you don’t have to get planning permissions for named types of developments. They were originally used for small changes with little or no impact on your neighbours – like a new porch or putting solar panels … Continued

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