The recent case of R (Skelmersdale Limited Partnership) v West Lancashire Borough Council and another  EWHC 109 (Admin) has made it crystal clear that conditions imposed by a local planning authority are a powerful tool in helping to ensure potential tenants of new retail space cannot abandon the old in favour of the new.
On 6 September the Government invited views on potential measures for the further reform of judicial review. As part of this, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling plans to introduce a specialist ‘planning court’ to reduce delays on major developments and drive out the meritless cases which slow down the entire system, leading to substantial delays and
On 23 April, the Government announced proposals for the reform of the judicial review procedure, including eye-catching plans to slash the time limit for bringing judicial review claims. This follows the publication of consultation proposals late last year designed to address the large volume of unmeritorious cases whose effect, increasingly, is to clog up the