Moore and others v Secretary Of State For Communities And Local Government

Local authority – Land. The claimants challenged the defendant Secretary of State's decision to consent to the local authority's decision to appropriate their allotments. The Administrative Court, in allowing the application, held that there had been an established, objectively verifiable fact, that had existed at the time of decision, material to the decision, but not known to the Secretary of State as a result of a mistake for which the claimants had not been responsible. The decision had been based on a clear consideration that there had been no changes of materiality since the application had been made. Accordingly, the decision had not been in accordance with law.

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