- High Court stresses importance of ensuring court orders are obeyed (Ashford BC v Stephens and others)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What is the legal background to the case?
- What is the factual background to the case?
- What did the court find?
- Case details
Planning analysis: In Ashford BC v Stephens, the High Court dismissed an application to vary an injunction under section 187B of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990). The application would have allowed a family to continue to occupy a piece of land in breach of planning control until a planning application for their residential occupation had been determined. The court found that the public policy consideration of upholding respect for court orders outweighed the personal circumstances of the family in this case.
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