Brown and another v Scottish Ministers

Town and country planning – Planning permission. Court of Session: Refusing an appeal against the decision of a reporter appointed by the Scottish Minsters, a local authority having refused planning permission for the construction of two electricity substations and associated works and the reporter having allowed the developer's appeal and granted permission subject to conditions, the court rejected the appellants' contentions that the reporter had adopted an unfair procedure in not holding an oral hearing, that he acted irrationally in his assessment of the likely visual impact of the proposed development and that he had failed to carry out an environmental assessment which complied with an EU directive.

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