Planning confusion leads judge to rule a Richmond green space consultation as ‘plainly inadequate’

websiteCampaigners have scored a High Court victory against a council’s decision not to designate playing fields in west London as a local green space, after a judge ruled that the authority had carried out a ‘plainly inadequate’ and ‘manifestly unfair’ public consultation on the matter.

Richmond upon Thames London Borough Council writes:

A High Court ruling has been handed down in the case of Jopling v Richmond upon Thames London Borough Council, and Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Government.

The Council provides this note which concerns
Matter 1, Issue 2 and the Inspector’s request for a copy of the Judgment in the case of Jopling v (1)Richmond-Upon-Thames London Borough Council
(2) Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government
[2019] EWHC 190 (Admin).

2.The consultation was plainly inadequate, principally because it was not clear what was actually to be consulted upon, for the reasons already given.

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