Planning And Environment Update: On the road to ruin or recovery?

How are planning applications for renewable energy projects dealt with, and why are such a high number the subject of intervention by the Secretary of State? Samantha Grange reports on the current state of play

Cases Referenced

  • Barnwell Manor Wind Energy Ltd v East Northamptonshire District Council & ors [2014] EWCA Civ 137
  • Eckersley v Binnie & Partners (1988) 18 Con LR 1
  • Flannery & anor v Halifax Estate Agencies Ltd [1999] EWCA Civ 811
  • Lark Energy Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government & anor [2014] EWHC 2006 (Admin)
  • North Norfolk District Council v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government & anor [2014] EWHC 279 (Admin)
  • R (Novalong Ltd) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2008] EWHC 2136 (Admin).
  • R (on the application of Ecotricity (Next Generation) Ltd) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2014] EWHC 2699 (Admin)
  • R (on the application of The Forge Field Society & ors) v Sevenoaks District Council [2014] EWHC 1895 (Admin)
  • RWE Innogy UK Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2014] EWHC 4136 (Admin)
  • Save Britain’s Heritage v Number 1 Poultry Ltd [1991] 1 WLR 153
  • Wind Prospect Developments Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government & anor [2014] EWHC 4041 (Admin)