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High Court judge recuses himself on the basis of his membership of English Heritage and National Trust

In East Northamptonshire District Council & Ors v SoS, which involved a challenge to the grant of planning permission for a wind farm brought by, inter alia, English Heritage and the National Trust, the judge (Mr Justice Underhill) has held that his own membership of those organisations meant that he was automatically disqualified from hearing the case.

Morag Ellis QC and Robin Green appeared for English Heritage, the National Trust and East Northamptonshire DC.