The Secretary of State had failed to give adequate reasons for disagreeing with the inspector’s recommendation regarding a Shepherd’s Bush Market redevelopment CPO


Re: Horada v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government & Ors [2016] EWCA Civ 169

The appellant challenged the Secretary of State’s decision to confirm a compulsory purchase order as part of the Shepherd’s Bush Market redevelopment, where the planning inspector had made recommendations that the order should not be confirmed, as it failed to ensure that replacement premises would be affordable for the current mix of diverse traders. Held: Appeal allowed. The Secretary of State had given inadequate explanation for why he disagreed with the inspector. The citizen affected by a decision is entitled to an explanation of the reasons in plain English which the citizen can understand.

David Wolfe QC was involved in this case.