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LPA breached common law duty to provide reasons for planning permission (Oakley)

LPA breached common law duty to provide reasons for planning permission (Oakley)
Published on: 16 February 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
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Planning analysis: In Oakley, the Court of Appeal overturned the High Court’s decision to hold that South Cambridgeshire District Council (SCDC) had breached its common law duty to give reasons for its decision to grant planning permission for a 3,000 seat football stadium and related facilities partially in the Cambridgeshire green belt (the Scheme). The Scheme represented a departure from the development plan, and in granting planning permission the planning committee went against the carefully considered recommendations of the planning officer without any explanation as to how it had come to that decision. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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