R (on the application of Thakeham Village Action Ltd) v Horsham District Council

Town and country planning – Planning permission. The Administrative Court dismissed the claimant residents' action group's application for judicial review of the defendant local authority's decision to grant two applications for planning permission for the redevelopment of two neighbouring sites. Applying established principles to the facts of the instant case, it was clear that the authority's screening opinion for the site A proposal had been lawful. Further, the approach taken by the authority to the site A proposal as 'enabling development' had been appropriate and lawful.

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