The Court of Appeal has found in favour of SAVE Britain's Heritage so that the Secretary of State is required to give reasons for refusing to call in for his/her own determination an application for planning permission. Officials forgot about a 2001 policy announced in Parliament promising reasons to promote openness and good administration.
Harrison Grant instructed by SAVE; Richard Harwood QC appeared for SAVE in the High Court and Court of Appeal.
The judgment is here: https://hglaw.egnyte.com/dl/yPavaiRP0Q
Para 47 a zinger from LJ Coulson: 'From [SoS] point of view, therefore, so far so bad: but it gets worse.'
This case has been reported widely, from Local Government Lawyer to the Morning Star.