R v Secretary of State for the Environment, ex p Ostler 
- Ostler challenged an acquisition of land after 9 months, well beyond the 6 week limit set out by the Acquisition of Land Act 1956
- Could a judicial review claim be bought
- Time limit clauses should be construed as narrowly as possible; they are effectively ouster clauses
- However, as a matter of policy, the claim must fail as local authorities need to have certainty in effecting new projects; it would be very costly to either have to leave acquired land unoccupied for 9 months or knock down 9 months of building work
Posted in Public Law Revision Notes.
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