R (on the application of Thornton Hall Hotel Ltd) and another v Thornton Holdings Ltd

Town and country planning – Planning permission. The judge had been right, both to extend time under CPR r 3.1(2)(a), and not to exercise his discretion to refuse relief under s 31(6) of the Senior Courts Act 1981, in relation to the respondent's challenge by judicial review against a planning permission granted more than five and half years before the claim was issued. Accordingly, the Court of Appeal, Civil Division refused the appellant's appeal against the judge's decision quashing planning permission granted by the second respondent local authority for the erection of three marquees on the appellant's land.

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