Jonathan Darby appeared in the Court of Appeal in an appeal against a judgment of Mr Justice Collins.
The original s288 challenge was brought by campaigner, George Turner, and alleged various errors of law in the report and conduct of an Inquiry by an Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. The Inquiry was in relation to a called-in proposal for a significant scheme on the site surrounding the Shell Tower on the South Bank. The original challenge alleged procedural unfairness, apparent bias and various other grounds including those relating to open space, heritage and the non-disclosure of viability assessments. Having had permission to appeal granted on the apparent bias ground by Lord Justice Sullivan, today’s hearing was before Lord Justices Longmore, Davis and Sales. Judgment was reserved.
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For interest, Mr Justice Collins’ judgment in the High Court can be found by clicking here.
Jonathan Darby appeared in the Court of Appeal on behalf of the Appellant, George Turner.