Planning controls and nuisance actions

In what appears to be the first clear-cut decision on the point, the High Court has recently held that by granting planning permission a local authority has changed the character of a neighbourhood, and may therefore find itself unable to bring an action in nuisance for environmental damage that may subsequently occur. The decision has major implications for the relationship of planning controls and legal remedies dealing with environmental pollution.

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