Claimants fail to achieve "aggrieved person" status without registered objection

Two claimants living along a road in which an appellant secured permission at appeal, failed to get the inspector's decision quashed because they did not have any legal standing to bring the challenge under section 288 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, since both failed to qualify as an "aggrieved person".

Mr Justice Supperstone noted that neither claimant had objected to the appeal proposals nor taken part in a public inquiry which had been held. Applying the principles laid down in Walton v Scottish Ministers [2012] because they had played no part in the process they had no legal basis for now challenging the inspector’s decision.

Crawford-Brunt v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Date: 9 December 2015

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