Armstrong Rigg Planning News

High Court Challenge to latest UCO and GPDO Amendments

A campaign group ‘Rights: Community: Action’ have been granted leave to challenge the introduction of the latest changes to the UCO and GPDO. The challenge stops short of seeking the suspension of the measures. The challenge which is brought of five grounds includes that the SoS failed to consider the weight of evidence against such radical review, including failure to undertake prior consultation and consider responses and the advice of experts. The case is expected to be heard between 8th and 15th October, yet legal commentators anticipate there to be a good likelihood that the case could go to the Court of Appeal which would mean there being some uncertainty for some considerable time.