R v Hillingdon London Borough Council, ex p Royco Homes [1974]

Facts

  • Royco Homes applied for planning permission for a plot of land they owned
  • The permission was granted, but with very onerous conditions

Issue

  • Could a public body (which did not act ‘judicially’) be subject to judicial review

Decision

  • Yes, onerous terms quashed

Reasoning

  • An error of law had been made; no authority should have imposed such conditions; doing so was ultra vires
RELATED CASE  McWilliams v Sir William Arrol [1962]

Posted in Public Law Revision Notes.

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