Franklin v Minister of Town and Country Planning [1948]

Facts

  • It was government policy to rebuild Britain after WWII

Issue

  • Could the residents of the then village of Stevenage object to the village being turned into a city

Decision

  • No, claim failed

Reasoning

  • An administrative decision where public policy prevails
  • Administrative decisions are not subject to bias claims (now overruled)
RELATED CASE  R v Mulvihill [1990]

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