Town and country planning

Certificate of lawful use or development

Lambeth Council v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Govt

  • Supreme Court
  • 3 July 2019
  • Lord Reed, Lord Carnwath, Lady Black, Lord Lloyd-Jones, Lord Briggs
  • [2019] UKSC 33
  • [2019] EGLR 42
Town and country planning – Certificate of existing lawful use or development (CLEUD) – Conditions – Appellant local planning authority intending to grant permission for sale of non-food goods only – Variation of planning permission failing to incorporate restriction – Appellant refusing application for CLEUD – First respondent secretary of state granting certificate – Lower courts upholding decision – Appellant appealing – Whether permission containing condition restricting sales to non-food items as matter of interpretation or implication – Appeal allowed The second respondent management company applied to the appellant local authority for a certificate of lawful use or development (CLEUD)
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