Secretary of State acted contrary to discrimination legislation and ECHR, art 6, where he issued a standing direction that all Gypsy and Traveller planning applications should be determined by him


Re: Moore & Anor v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2015] EWHC 44 (Admin)

The claimants were Romani Gypsies seeking planning permission to build on the Green Belt. Prior to the Planning Inspector considering their appeals, the Secretary of State issued a standing direction that all such appeals should be recovered for his determination. Held: the Secretary of State’s instruction was unlawful on grounds of indirect race discrimination, breach of PSED and ECHR, art 6.

Chris Buttler was involved in this case.