Monmouthshire County Council upholds permission for superstore

01 Jan 2018

Public Law and Judicial Review

Richard Ground appeared for Monmouthshire County Council in successfully defending their decision to grant planning permission for demolition of an existing cattle market and construction of a Morrisons superstore and new library in Abergavenny. The challenge was heard over four days in conjunction with a related challenge to the Welsh Ministers’ decision to repeal a Victorian statute requiring the provision of a livestock market in Abergavenny. This challenge, in which Monmouthshire appeared as an interested party, was also dismissed.

The two judgments can be found here:

Long v Monmouthshire CC EWHC 3130:
Long v Welsh Ministers EWHC 3131: