R (on the application of Lucas (on behalf of Save Diggle Action Group)) v Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council

Town and country planning – Permission for development. The Administrative Court allowed the claimant's application for judicial review of the defendant local planning authority's decision granting three applications for planning permission and one for listed building consent, enabling a school to move to a new site in a building to be newly constructed. The authority had failed to consider an alternative site, which had obviously been relevant, and absent that failure, the committee's conclusion might have been different.

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