Law v Essex County Council

Town and country planning – Planning permission. The claimant sought judicial review of the defendant local planning authority's decision to grant planning permission for a primary school and early years centre, and associated works. The Planning Court, in dismissing the application, held that the first stage of the core strategy policy, namely, whether the development proposed was acceptable under the policy, had been satisfied and properly assessed within the officer's report. With respect to the second stage, the officer's report had not significantly misled members of the planning committee, who had been familiar with the area and had been an informed readership, with respect to the policy criteria.

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