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Bloomsburry Family law


R (Jones) v Mansfield District Council [2003] EWCA Civ 1408

Planning Law - Judicial Review - Environmental Law - Defendant granted planning permission for use as industrial estate of site in open countryside adjacent to claimant’s home - Claimant challenged grant of planning permission on ground that defendant had not considered whether Environmental Impact Assessment was required - Defendant had to decide whether Environmental Impact Assessment should be carried out - Role of court limited to review on Wednesbury grounds

R (Bitcon) v West Allerdale Magistrates Court

Judicial Review - Public and Administrative Law - Claimant applied for his remand to specialist nursing home under Mental Health Act 1983, s 35 - Order made - Order subsequently revoked as local health authority would not fund stay at home - Claimant brought judicial review proceedings - Magistrates’ court correct to revoke its own order since it could not be satisfied that appropriate arrangements had been made given absence of funding