Lyveden New Bield Judicial Review

The National Trust, together with English Heritage and the Local Planning Authority, East Northamptonshire District Council, issued a statutory appeal under section 288 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 in the Administrative Court in London against the Planning Inspector’s decision to grant planning permission for four wind turbines close to Lyveden New Bield.  

Evidence was originally heard on 4 December 2012 but the judgement had to be postponed and the case re-heard because of a perceived conflict of interest arising from the Judge’s membership of the National Trust.

The case will be re-heard at the High Court on 20 and 21 February 2013.

The court will decide whether the Planning Inspector went about making his decision in the correct way.  If the appeal is successful the wind farm development proposal will be subject to redetermination. If the appeal is unsuccessful the Planning Inspector’s decision to grant planning permission will stand.

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