Why a minister’s premature declaration of a called-in decision raises the risk of a legal challenge

A blunder by the planning minister in mistakenly announcing the result of a yet-to-be-determined application to redevelop a historic bell foundry has prompted concerns among legal experts that the eventual decision has been ‘predetermined’ and will therefore be “ripe for judicial review”.

by David Blackman
The Whitechapel Bell Foundry (pic: EVOL, Flickr)
The Whitechapel Bell Foundry (pic: EVOL, Flickr)

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