About us

We carry out judicial reviews of decisions made by planning authorities, and hear other challenges to planning decisions. This includes appeals and applications relating to:

  • planning permission
  • development consent
  • compulsory purchase orders
  • highways and other rights of way
  • decisions under EU environmental legislation

Who we are

We are part of the Administrative Court, a specialist court within the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court of Justice.

We are based at the Royal Courts of Justice in London and at district registries across England and Wales. Cases at the Royal Courts of Justice are heard by the Planning Liaison Judge or a High Court judge while cases at district registries are heard by a district judge.

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