Planning Conditions: (Un)lawful commencement of development

Chris Devlin assesses the outcome of some key cases concerning the interaction of planning conditions and the lawful commencement of development ‘Only in exceptional circumstances may planning permission be implemented where pre-commencement of development planning conditions have not been discharged.’Planning permissions must be implemented within strict time limits, unless expressly agreed otherwise with the Local …
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Cases Referenced

  • Doonin Plant Ltd v Scottish Ministers [2011] ScotCS CSOH 3
  • East Dunbartonshire Council v Secretary of State for Scotland [1999] SLT 1088
  • Etheridge v Secretary of State for the Environment [1984] 48 P&CR 35
  • Greyfort Properties v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2011] EWCA Civ 908
  • Leisure Great Britain v Isle of Wight Council [2000] 80 P&CR 370
  • R (Hart Aggregates Ltd) v Hartlepool BC [2005] EWHC 840 Admin
  • R v Elmbridge Borough Council ex p Healthcare Corp Ltd and Prime Commercial Properties [1992] 63 P&CR 260
  • R v Elmbridge Borough Council ex parte Oakimber Ltd [1991] 62 P&CR 594
  • Whitley & Sons v Secretary of State for Wales [1992] P&CR 296