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R (on the application of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (2015)


Led by Philip Coppel Q.C., Ryan Kohli acted for the Secretary of State defending a challenge brought under s. 288 to the grant of lawful development certificates to property owners in RBKC who were exercising their permitted development rights to construct single-storey basements. The case turned on the correct approach to Paragraph A.1(f) of the GPDO.

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