Successfully acted for the Secretary of State, the second appellant, defending a challenge to the grant of planning permission for the change of use from B8 to C3 to the owner/developer of the famous red and white striped house in Kensington. The Court dismissed the neighbour’s challenge and affirmed the principles of R (Mount Cook Land Limited) v Westminster City Council  EWCA Civ 1346 in relation to the materiality of alternative potential uses of a site. Paul Brown QC represented the first appellant.
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