R (on the application of Couves) v Gravesham Borough Council

Town and country planning – Permission for development. The claimant sought judicial review of the defendant local planning authority's grant of planning permission for a major mixed use development. The Planning Court, in dismissing the application, held that the authority's officer had had power to grant permission once the matter had been considered by the board, without an express delegation of that power and without the outcome of negotiations concerning an agreement under s 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 having been reported back to its board.

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