Frustrations and RCJ security don’t excuse late filing, court rules

A developer who, after a frustrating and unfortunate series of events, missed a deadline to file a planning application when a security guard refused him access to the court offices, can’t use this as an excuse for late filing, the Court of Appeal has ruled. John Noel Croke, the developer bringing the appeal, had been seeking planning permission to improve a barn development at Ickford, near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire. A planning inspector recommended refusing planning permission in a letter dated 10 February 2016. That gave Croke until 23 March 2016 to file an appeal at the Royal Courts of Justice
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