- High Court upholds experimental traffic order in the City of London despite deciding that procedural failures occurred (Tomkins v City of London Corp)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
- Case details
Local Government analysis: In deciding a challenge to an experimental traffic order (ETO), the High Court accepted that the defendant authority had breached statutory requirements by failing to hold, or consider holding, a public inquiry, make certain documents available for public inspection, and provide an adequate statement of reasons. The effect of the judgment was that the defendant authority would need to undertake further procedural requirements if it wished to make the experimental order permanent. Written by Howard Leithead, barrister at No5 Chambers.
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