Judicial review — further planning reforms
By Christopher Stanwell
On 5 February 2014, the government published a response to the consultation on further proposed reforms to the judicial review process.
On the same day, the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill was presented to Parliament. This bill, which completed its committee stage in the House of Commons on 1 April 2014, will implement the proposed reforms, alongside secondary legislation. The changes are further to earlier reforms, which were implemented in July 2013.
On 21 March, new Civil Procedure Rules for the Planning Court were published, which will take effect from 6 April 2014…
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