Friday, 12 April 2013
Invalid Planning Agreements – the limits of Section 106
Planning lawyers and town planners have received a shock with the judgment of the High Court in Westminster City Council v. SSCLG  EWHC 690 (Admin) in which judgment was given by Belinda Bucknall QC on 27 March 2013.
I was going to write a piece on this judgment, but my colleague David Brock has beaten me to it, and so I recommend that you take a look at David’s post (which can be accessed by clicking on the direct link on the left-hand side of this page).
As David points out, this was a salutary case, and he has some pertinent observations to make on the issues that this case raises. It is a pity that De-CLoG takes so little notice of what they are told by planning professionals, and especially by planning lawyers with hands-on experience of the problems thrown up by planning legislation. We know what we are talking about, which most politicians certainly don’t, and the politicians are frankly ill-served by their civil servants.
© MARTIN H GOODALL