Lots Road

Berkeley v. First Secretary of State and others

CO/2214/2006

Neutral Citation Number: [2007] EWHC 670 (Admin)

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE

QUEEN'S BENCH DIVISION

THE ADMINISTRATIVE COURT

Royal Courts of Justice

Strand

London WC2

 

Friday, 9th March 2007

B E F O R E:

 

HER HONOUR JUDGE HAMILTON QC

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THE QUEEN ON THE APPLICATION OF LADY BERKELEY

(CLAIMANT)

-v-

 

(1) THE FIRST SECRETARY OF STATE

(2) ROYAL BOROUGH OF KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA

(3) LONDON BOROUGH OF HAMMERSMITH AND FULHAM

Lady Berkeley v. First Secretary of State and others

Case No: C1/2007/1513
Neutral Citation Number: [2007] EWCA Civ 1026
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE
COURT OF APPEAL (CIVIL DIVISION)
ON APPEAL FROM THE HIGH COURT,
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
(HER HONOUR JUDGE HAMILTON QC)
Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: Friday, 27th July 2007

Before:

LORD JUSTICE PILL
and
LORD JUSTICE RIX
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Between:

THE QUEEN ON THE APPLICATION OF LADY BERKELEY 
Appellant
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High-rise Chelsea

Back in the dark days then John Prescott was responsible for planning matters, one of the most notorious instances of his heavy handedness was his decision to approve the building of two large towers on Lots Road in Chelsea. This decision was taken against the advise of his own planning inspector, following an extensive inquiry. Yet the scheme was, and is, immensely controversial. One of the proposed towers is 25 storeys high and the other is 37.

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