We advised a developer in its successful s288 High Court challenge of a Secretary of State decision to refuse permission on appeal for 120 units - Woodcock Holdings Limited v Secretary of State [2015] EWHC 1173. The case involved consideration of the Neighbourhood Plan and whether the proposed development conflicted with the same.

The Secretary of State re-determined the matter for a second time and refused it. This was then the subject of a second high court challenge by us and this time the Secretary of State consented to judgement May 2016. The decision is now back with the Secretary of State for re-determination again following a second public inquiry.