R (on the application of Hydro) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and another

Town and country planning – Enforcement notice. The appellant appealed against the decision of the inspector appointed by the first respondent Secretary of State, dismissing its appeal against the second respondent local authority's issue of an enforcement notice. The Planning Court, in dismissing the appeal, held that art 1 of the First Protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights had not required that the enforcement notice should have been amended so as to protect against the possibility that the structures could in future be used for residential purposes. Further, the inspector had not failed to have regard to relevant matters.

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