R (on the application of Smech Properties Ltd) v Runnymede Brough Council and others

Town and country planning – Permission for development. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed the claimant's appeal against the dismissal of its claim for judicial review of the grant of planning permission by the defendant local planning authority for a mixed use development. The court considered the correct approach which the present court should adopt in relation to the exercise of discretion by the judge in a case of the present kind, and held that the criticisms of the judgment itself could not be sustained and did not show that the decision had been 'wrong'.

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