R (on the application of Crematoria Management Ltd) v Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council

Town and country planning – Permission for development. The defendant local planning authority's decision to grant itself planning permission for development on the site of a cemetery it owned and/or occupied had been vitiated by legal error, as a report to its planning committee had been significantly misleading about a material consideration, namely, that existing facilities had been inadequate. Accordingly, the Administrative Court allowed the claimant crematorium operator's application for judicial review of the defendant's decision.

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