Case details

CPRE Kent (Respondent) v China Gateway International Limited (Appellant)

Case ID: UKSC 2016/0190

Case summary

Issue(s)

The correct legal standard to be applied in assessing the adequacy of reasons provided by local planning authorities when granting planning permission.

Facts

CGI applied to DDC for planning permission for a large-scale residential development in an area of outstanding natural beauty ("AONB"). The planning committee granted permission contrary to their planning officer’s recommendations. The Respondent brought a claim for judicial review of the decision inter alia on grounds that the planning committee had not provided adequate reasons for its decision. The claim was dismissed at first instances but allowed on appeal.

Judgment appealed

[2016] EWCA CIV 936

Parties

Appellant(s)

China Gateway International Ltd

Respondent(s)

Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (Kent)

Appeal

Justices

Lady Hale, Lord Wilson, Lord Carnwath, Lady Black, Lord Lloyd-Jones

Hearing start date

16 Oct 2017

Hearing finish date

16 Oct 2017

Watch hearing
16 Oct 2017 Morning session Afternoon session