R (on the application of Eastwood) v The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

Town and country planning – Enforcement notice. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed an appeal against the dismissal of a claim for judicial review of the respondent local planning authority's decision to use its powers, under s 178 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, to clear agricultural land located in the Green Belt of caravans occupied by the appellant and family members, which had been stationed there in breach of planning controls since 2009. Among other things, the appellant had failed to show that it had been irrational for the authority to have decided that enough was enough and that the time had arrived at which it would be reasonable and proportionate, in light of all relevant interests, to proceed to implement the enforcement notice, the validity of which had been upheld on appeal to the Secretary of State.

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