Town and country planning

Solar panels

R (on the application of McLennan) v Medway Council

  • Planning Court
  • 10 July 2019
  • Lane J
  • [2019] EWHC 1738 (Admin)
  • [2019] PLSCS 130
Town and country planning – Solar panels – Material consideration – Claimant installing solar panels on property – First defendant local planning authority granting second defendant neighbour planning permission for extension of house – Claimant applying for judicial review – Whether impact of proposal on existing solar panels was material planning consideration – Application granted The claimant obtained planning permission to install solar panels on his residential property in Rochester, Kent. The claimant’s next-door neighbour (the second defendant) subsequently applied to the first defendant local planning authority for planning permission for the “construction and extension to rear, dormer window to
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