Town and country planning

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R (on the application of Gare) v Babergh District Council

  • Planning Court
  • 26 July 2019
  • Martin Rodger QC (sitting as a High Court judge)
  • [2019] EWHC 2041 (Admin)
  • [2019] PLSCS 170
Town and country planning – Planning permission – Development plan – Claimant applying for judicial review of decision of defendant local planning authority to grant planning permission for small residential development – Whether defendant failing to give reasons for decision – Whether defendant failing to determine whether proposal complied with development plan – Application granted The village of Hartest was a small settlement about seven miles south of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. On 20 December 2018 the defendant planning authority granted planning permission, against the advice of its officers, for the erection of six single-storey, two- and three-bedroom houses
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