R (on the application of Protectbath.org and victims of Fullers Earth Ltd) v Bath and Northeast Somerset Council

Town and country planning – Permission for development. The claimant sought judicial review of the defendant local planning authority's decision to grant outline planning permission to the interested party for a residual waste facility and associated development. The Planning Court, in dismissing the application, held that, on its true construction, the existing use of the existing developed land had been safeguarded. Further, the officer's report had sufficiently raised and addressed the harm the proposed development would cause, and the assessment that there would be no significant effects on the Green Belt had not been unreasoned, and was not inexplicable and patently wrong.

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