*Broadview Energy Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and others

Town and country planning – Permission for development. The present case concerned the boundaries to ministers being lobbied by a Member of Parliament (MP) about a matter affecting her constituency if their decision was not to be tainted by unlawfulness. The Planning Court held that there was nothing unlawful in ministers being lobbied by an MP on a constituency planning matter so long as ministers acted fairly and consistently with the standards of propriety set by the Town and Country Planning (Inquiries Procedure) (England) Rules 2000, SI 2000/1624, the Ministerial Code and planning propriety guidance. Accordingly, it dismissed the claimant's challenge to the refusal of planning permission for a wind farm.

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