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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

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

Related Member(s):
Chris Buttler QC
Related Practice Area(s):
Discrimination and Equality, Civil Liberties and Human Rights, Public Law

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.