R (on the application of Bedford Land Investments Ltd) v Secretary of State for Transport

Compulsory purchase – Compulsory purchase order. The Planning Court dismissed the claimant's application for judicial review of the defendant Secretary of State's refusal of its application for costs expended in preparing to resist a compulsory purchase order and side roads order at an inquiry, which was subsequently cancelled. It held that the power to award costs, under s 250(5) of the Local Government Act 1972, did not exist where an inquiry was not convened.

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