GPS Estates Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Town and country planning – Enforcement notice. The local authority served on the respondent, GPS, an enforcement notice requiring it to cease the storage of vehicles at one of its car parks, as its use contravened a policy contained in the local development plan. The inspector, appointed by the appellant Secretary of State, dismissed GPS' appeal against the enforcement notice. The Administrative Court allowed GPS's appeal. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in allowing the Secretary of State's appeal, held, inter alia, that the inspector had applied the policy correctly. Insofar as he had erred in one respect, the error was immaterial, because he had identified the right questions and reached conclusions that had been open to him on the evidence.

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