- No bias or procedural unfairness in neighbourhood plan process (Legard)
- Original news
- What are the practical implications of this case for developers and authorities?
- What is the legal and policy background to the case?
- What is the factual background to the case?
- What were the main grounds of claim?
- Why did the court dismiss the claim?
- Bias and procedural unfairness
- NPPF paragraph 77
- Case details
Planning analysis: In Legard, the Planning Court dismissed a claim against the decision of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) to submit a neighbourhood plan to a referendum. It confirmed that RBKC had not acted unlawfully despite the regular and persistent lobbying by the neighbourhood forum which attempted to expedite and steer the process in their favour.
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