Rooff Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government  JPL 1314
Lisa acted for the appellant in an appeal against a decision refusing to set aside the Secretary of State’s confirmation of the terms of a certificate of appropriate alternative development. The appellant owned land that had been compulsorily acquired as part of the development site for the London 2012 Olympics.
As a preliminary to its claim for compensation it sought a certificate of alternative development that included residential development, but the local planning authority granted a certificate specifying only business and general industrial use.
The Secretary of State accepted the recommendation of a planning Inspector to dismiss the appellant’s appeal against the certificate, leading to the proceedings in the High Court ( EWHC 1784 (Admin)) and the Court of Appeal.