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No bias or procedural unfairness in neighbourhood plan process (Legard)

Published on: 16 January 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • No bias or procedural unfairness in neighbourhood plan process (Legard)
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  • Bias and procedural unfairness
  • NPPF paragraph 77
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Article summary

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. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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