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By Leanne Buckley-Thomson Gladman Developments Limited v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government and Medway Council [2019] EWHC 2001 (Admin) The High Court has recently dismissed a Claimant’s application under section 288 of the 1990 Act in relation to the First Defendant’s Inspector’s decision refusing planning permission following the Court of Justice […]

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