Consistency Principle – Supreme Court Refuses Permission to Appeal
The Supreme Court has refused permission to appeal against the decision in R (Blacker) v Chelmsford City Council  EWCA Civ 25. The case concerned the principle of consistency in decision-making, which the Claimant sought to deploy in a challenge to a refusal of planning permission by the Council for a housing development in Roxwell, Chelmsford. The Claimant’s challenge failed before Thornton J and in the Court of Appeal. The Supreme Court (Lords Hodge, Kitchin and Sales) agreed with the Council that permission to appeal should be refused.
A note on the Court of Appeal’s judgment of January 2023 can be found here.