Town and country planning – Local government. The claimant unsuccessfully applied to the local planning authority for retrospective planning permission to use a site for metal recycling and car breaking. The claimant appealed to an inspector and that appeal was dismissed. By a claim under s 288 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 the claimant challenged the inspector's decision. The Administrative Court dismissed the claim finding that it had been open to the inspector to reason and decide as he had done.