Wembley plans upheld: R (on the application of Wembley Field Ltd) v Brent London Borough Council
At a hearing on 29 November 2005, the Administrative Court in England, upheld a decision made by the local planning authority, regarding the grant of planning permission for a proposed development.
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.