- Inconsistency in Secretary of State’s decisions on currency of local plan (Newick v SCLG)
- Original news
- What is the significance of the decision for authorities and developers?
- What is the legislative background to the case?
- What is the factual background to the case?
- Why did the court dismiss the appeal?
Planning analysis: In Baroness Cuberlege of Newick v SCLG, the court held that the Secretary of State (SoS) unlawfully failed to take into account his own previous decision when concluding that a local policy was out of date, and had failed to give reasons why he had departed from that finding in this case. The decision emphasises the importance of consistency in planning decisions.
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