R (on the application of Sky Blue Sports & Leisure Ltd and others) v Coventry City Council

Local authority – Land. It was a fallacy to say that the defendant local authority's decision had included approval for it to extend a lease over a stadium to 250 years, under which no rent was payable to the authority, as it elided the single element of the transaction (which the authority could achieve on its own) with its ultimate effect (which it could not). The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in dismissing the claimants' appeal, further, held that the claimants had not provided any evidence of a rival value for the land transfer.

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