The case concerned a local planning authority, which following a number of amendments made to the original application submitted, placed a notice in the local newspaper asking for representations on that further information.

However, planning permission was then granted, 4 hours before the 21 day period for representations to be made on the further information had ended.

The case therefore involved consideration of Regulation 19 of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 1999.

The Court held that the requisite opportunity had been given for representations to be made, and therefore the local planning authority had complied with the requirements of the legislation. In the absence of evidence of any prejudice, the Court held that the decision would not be quashed.

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