Case update: Stoke-on-Trent City Council, the Home Office and asylum seekers

While conditions at Manston processing centre were grabbing headlines, less was said about the planning challenge brought by local councils wanting to prevent local hotels being used as temporary accommodation by asylum seekers. Saira Kabir Sheikh KC considers the case An injunction under s187B is a powerful and useful tool for a local planning authority. …
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Cases Referenced

  • Hertfordshire County Council v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2012] EWCA Civ 1473; [2013] JPL 560
  • Ipswich Borough Council v Fairview Hotels (Ipswich) Ltd & others [2022] EWHC 2868 (KB)
  • LB Bromley v Persons unknown and others [2020] EWCA 12
  • South Bucks v Porter [2003] UKHL 26
  • Westminster City Council v Secretary of State and another [2015] EWCA Civ 482