Court dismisses challenge to planning permission concerning Dundonald Recreation Ground


Re: R (Pinto) v London Borough of Merton [2018] EWHC 2027 (Admin)

The claimant brought this judicial review on behalf of the Dundonald Rec Tennis Club. On 2013 the defendant’s planning applications committee granted planning permission for the construction of additional facilities for the school and a multi-use sports area to replace existing tennis courts lost as a result of the construction works. The permission also provided for “the demolition of the existing sports pavilion and construction of a new pavilion (also referred to as the community hall)”, which “proved controversial, since they involved the loss of part of the recreation ground”.

The Court dismissed the application.

David Wolfe QC was involved in this case.