Bridgend County Borough Council v Boland and another

Town and country planning – Basis of computation. In considering an application under s 17 of the Land Compensation Act 1961, a decision-maker had to proceed on the basis that the relevant scheme for development in the public interest was cancelled, so far as the land that was the subject of the proposed compensation assessment was concerned, at the date of the notice that it had been proposed to acquire the land compulsorily. Accordingly the Court of Appeal, Civil Division held, in the present case, that had the planning authority not proposed to use its compulsory purchase powers to acquire the respondents' land, planning permission would have been granted for the residential development of that land, and compensation would be awarded on that basis.

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