Cooper v Wandsworth Board of Works [1863]

Facts

  • It was a legal requirement to give 7 days’ notice before building on a plot of land
  • After not giving notice, Cooper built on his land
  • The local authority ordered the demolition of the building

Issue

  • Could this order be objected to

Decision

  • Yes

Reasoning

  • There could be good reasons for notice not being given; these need to be heard
RELATED CASE  Alderson v Booth [1969]

Posted in Public Law Revision Notes.

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