Wind Prospect Developments Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and another

Town and country planning – Appeal to Minister against refusal of permission for development. The claimant applied to quash the decision of the first defendant Secretary of State to dismiss the claimant's appeal against refusal by the second defendant local planning authority of planning permission for a wind farm. The Secretary of State had recovered the appeal to himself and disagreed with the conclusions of the inspector he had appointed. The Planning Court, in dismissing the application, held that the standard of reasons required in a recovered appeal where the Secretary of State disagreed with his appointed inspector was the standard in accordance with well-established authority, applied as appropriate to the particular case. On that basis, the Secretary of State's reasons had been proper, adequate and intelligible.

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