High Court considers what constitutes sufficient reasons

In R (Gare) v Babergh District Council [2019] EWHC 2041, the High Court quashed a planning permission granted by Babergh District Council (the “Council“) on the basis that the Council failed to provide sufficient reasons for this decision. In doing so, the Court gave guidance on what constitutes sufficient reasons by a public body for a decision. … Read more

Public bodies’ reasoning must leave no room for genuine doubt

In Dover District Council v CPRE Kent [2017] UKSC 79, the Supreme Court considered the correct legal test to be applied in assessing the adequacy of reasons provided by local planning authorities when granting planning permission where the application involves environmental impact assessments. Key Points Where there is a legal requirement to give reasons, an adequate explanation … Read more