Hallam Lose High Court Challenge.

As most of you will be aware, Hallam Land Management submitted a claim to the High Court against the Planning Inspectorate's dismissal of their Appeal against Preston City Council's refusal of their original Planning Application for 143 houses. They claimed the Inspector had made legal errors and requested that the Appeal decision be quashed.

This claim was heard in the High Court in Manchester on Monday 30th September, 2013 and judgment was passed down on Friday 4th October. We are delighted to say that the claim was rejected so that Appeal decision stands and there are no further routes open to Hallam for that application.

So another battle is won, but the campaign continues against their second application for a reduced scheme of 100 houses. They appealed against the refusal of planning permission for this proposal and this Appeal is scheduled for 12th-13th November, at the Town Hall, starting at 10am. Please come along and support representatives from Grimsargh Parish Council, who will be speaking at this hearing also.


As a reminder - so far, Hallam have failed in all 4 stages of their attempts to develop the site North of the Hills:

  • First planning application for 143 houses - which was reduced from their original intent for 200 houses - refused by Preston City Council
  • Apppeal against the above refusal of planning permission - dismissed by the Her Majesty's Planning Inspector.
  • Second planning application for 100 houses - refused by Preston City Council
  • Claim against the Planning Inspectorate requesting to quash the Appeal in the case of the first planning application - High Court rejects the claim.