Wall - Brighton development

Flats error costs £30,000

Planning officials are facing a bill of £30,000 after losing a landmark legal case over an administrative error.

The High Court has ruled Brighton and Hove City Council acted unlawfully in its decision to allow a family home to be bulldozed and replaced with luxury flats.

The planning committee approved an application in March to demolish Ruston, a £200,000 property in Withdean Avenue, Brighton.

But it should have given reasons for its decision under new laws.

Lucille Sugarman v (1) George Porter (2) David Creedon (3) Brighton Lions Housing Society Ltd (4) Theresa Wall (2006)

Case No: HC05C02969

Neutral Citation Number: [2006] EWHC 331 (Ch)

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE

CHANCERY DIVISION

Royal Courts of Justice

Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

 

Date: 8th March 2006

Before :

 

MR JUSTICE PETER SMITH

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Between :

 

Lucille Nancy Sugarman

 

Claimant

 

- and -

 

 

(1) George Richard Porter

(2) David Neil Creedon

(3) Brighton Lions Housing Society Ltd

(4) Teresa Wall

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