SAVE - Mitchell's Brewery

R (SAVE Britain's Heritage) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government & Lancaster City Council

Neutral Citation Number: [2010] EWHC 979 (Admin)

Case No: CO/14802/2009
IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
QUEEN'S BENCH DIVISION
ADMINISTRATIVE COURT
Manchester Civil Justice Centre
1 Bridge street West
Manchester M60 9DJ

Date: 14/05/2010

Before :

HIS HONOUR JUDGE PELLING QC 
SITTING AS A JUDGE OF THE HIGH COURT
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R (o.a.o. SAVE Britain’s Heritage) –v- Secretary of State (Mitchell’s Brewery)

Neutral Citation Number: [2011] EWCA Civ 334

Case No: C1/2010/1224
IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
COURT OF APPEAL (CIVIL DIVISION)
ON APPEAL FROM 
HIS HONOUR JUDGE PELLING QC
CO/14802/2009
Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: 25/03/2011
Before :

THE CHANCELLOR OF THE HIGH COURT
LORD JUSTICE TOULSON
and
LORD JUSTICE SULLIVAN
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High Court Ruling halts Mitchell's demolition

Protestors against the demolition of the former Mitchell's Brewery in Lancaster. Picture: NIGEL SLATER

Published Date:
10 December 2009

THE former Mitchell's Brewery has been given a stay of execution as campaigners continue their fight to save it from demolition.

A High Court injunction has forced Mitchell's to put its plans to knock down the buildings on hold – just a day after the city council admitted they were powerless to stop them.

Court ruling means planning permission needed for major building demolition

Developers will need to get planning permission before demolishing some buildings following a landmark judgment in the Court of Appeal today.

This morning, the court ruled in a case involving heritage body Save Britain's Heritage and the secretary of state for Communities and Local Government. The verdict introduces new controls over demolitions of buildings and structures under UK planning law.

Heritage charity hails Court of Appeal ruling on demolitions

Proposed demolitions that are considered to have significant effects on the environment will now be subject to the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process as a result of a key Court of Appeal judgment last week.

The case centred on a decision by Lancaster City Council to authorise the demolition of the Mitchell's Brewery building in the city's Canal Corridor. The Brewery has now been listed, but SAVE Britain's Heritage carried on to seek a landmark ruling.

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