- Residential permission quashed for failure to comply with section 66(1) duty (Wyeth-Price v Guildford BC)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What was the background?
- Legislative and policy background
- Factual background
- What did the court find?
- Ground 1—heritage
- Ground 2—trees
- Ground 3—flooding
- Case details
Planning analysis: The Planning Court has quashed a planning permission for 73 residential dwellings on a site next to a small complex of historic buildings, including several with grade II and grade II* listing. It found that the planning officer’s report seriously misled the planning committee by failing to explain that a finding of harm to a listed building was a consideration to which the decision-maker had to give ‘considerable importance and weight’ in the exercise of their planning judgment.
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