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Sevenoaks District Council Granted Permission to Judicially Review Decision of Local Plan Inspector

Saira Kabir Sheikh QC
Charles Merrett

Permission to bring judicial review proceedings against the decision of Karen L Baker DipTP MA DipMP MRTPI, the Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State to examine the Sevenoaks District Local Plan has been granted on all grounds by the High Court.  Sevenoaks District Council has challenged the inspector’s decision that it failed to comply with the duty to cooperate in preparing the draft Local Plan.

The grounds of challenge raise important issues in respect of the duty to co-operate and the proper approach that the decision maker is required to take.

Saira Kabir Sheikh QC and Charles Merrett are acting on behalf of Sevenoaks District Council instructed by William Rose of Sharpe Pritchard.

Press coverage - The Planner, Planning magazine.