- Permission quashed on basis of recklessly false planning application ownership certificate (Bishop v WCC)
- Original news
- What is the significance of the decision for authorities and developers?
- What is the legal background to the case?
- What is the factual background to the case?
- Why did the court quash the second permission?
- Failure by applicant to notify claimant
- Failure by WCC to notify claimant
- Failure to comply with the pre-action protocol
Planning analysis: In Bishop v WCC, the High Court quashed the grant of planning permission by Westminster City Council (WCC) on the basis that the applicant had made a series of false and misleading statements in the planning application, including in the ownership certificate, so that a person with an interest in the development was not notified of the application for planning permission.
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