With objectors seeking a variety of ways to challenge the validity of planning permissions, a High Court ruling last month should put local planning authorities on notice of the requirement under the Equality Act 2010 to explicitly consider any impacts on protected groups and show how they have paid due regard to those needs.

Alex Ground and Mark Child appear in Planning Resource discussing planning permissions and the equality duty of councils.

Legal Viewpoint: Ruling highlights councils' public sector equality duty is available to read on the Planning Resource website via subscription. 

Alex is a partner in our real estate team. She advises on all aspects of planning, highways and compulsory purchase including planning applications, appeals, negotiating s106 agreements, challenges and enforcement.

Mark is a trainee solicitor in the real estate team. Mark successfully completed the BPTC and finished his legal studies by gaining a distinction in the LPC.