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Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council v. Secretary of State for the Environment Transport & Regions (High Court of Justice Queen's Bench Division, 2001)

Jurisdiction: United Kingdom

Side A: Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council (Government)

Side B: Secretary of State for the Environment (Government)

Core objectives: Challenge approval of permit for construction of a residential development due to flood risks

The local planning authority challenged an Inspector's approval of a permit application for a residential development. Claimant argued that the application should have been denied because the development would have adverse effects in terms of flooding. After negotiations, it was proposed that compensatory flood storage would be provided. The inspector considered flooding in the context of possible effects of climate change and determined that the flood risks could be adequately addressed through the compensatory flood storage. Finding no error in the Inspector's decision, the court dismissed the application.
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