Lawrence

Nuisance ruling to create 'massive burden' for councils

Jackson LJ says planning permission 'cannot authorise' nuisance

A ruling by Lord Justice Jackson on private nuisance will create a "massive burden" on councils when deciding whether to grant planning permission, a leading environmental lawyer has said.

Katherine Lawrence and Raymond Shields bought a house in West Row, Suffolk, and objected to the noise produced by a nearby motor racing stadium and motorbike track. They sued the owners and operators for nuisance.

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