Challenge in the courts Q & A DCP Section 5.4

This section considers the procedures whereby a planning decision may be reviewed in the courts. A summary of the general scope of the powers of the judiciary in the development control decision making process, including an assessment of the precedent of court decisions, is to be found at (3.2). The use of court injunctions in enforcement cases is discussed at (4.513), and employment of judicial review to contest costs awards is considered at (6.1). Reference should particularly be made to (6.4) where the varied grounds on which the decisions of the Secretary of State or the Planning Inspectorate may be challenged are described in detail.

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