United Kingdom

Castletown Estates Ltd, Carmarthenshire County Council v. Welsh Ministers (United Kingdom, High Court of Justice Queen's Bench Division, 2013)

Jurisdiction: United Kingdom


Side A: Carmarthenshire County Council (Government)


Side A: Castletown Estates Ltd (Corporation)


Side B: Welsh Ministers (Government)


Core objectives: Challenge planning permit denial


Summary
Claimants challenged the decision by the Welsh Ministers to refuse to grant a planning permit for a mixed-use redevelopment, alleging that the Ministers used inaccurate flood and development advice maps to assess the risk of flooding. At issue was the precautionary approach employed by the Minister to take into account climate change to assess future flood risks. The court found that the Minister's determination that there were impermissible flood risks at the site was fair and reasonable. The application for appeal was dismissed.
Case documents

from the Grantham Research Institute
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