Joyce v Epson & Ewell BC 
- Following the successful acquisition of planning permission for, and the building of, a garage, but the claimant’s predecessor in title, a local authority sought to charge the claimant £5,000 for a right of access
- Could this be prevented through proprietary estoppel?
- Although not going as far as an enforceable contract, there was a mutual understanding that a right of way would be granted by the local authority in return for the claimant’s acceptance of a supermarket development nearby
- Although the Council may not have known specifically that a garage had been built, it was not of crucial significance as some reliance could have been expected in the circumstances
Posted in Land Law Revision Notes.
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