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Permission for judicial review refused

Published on Wednesday, 9th October 2019

Newby Wiske Police HQ

Permission to judicially review our decision to grant Planning permission and listed building consent has been refused.

An oral permission hearing held at the High Court, lasting one day, considered an application for a Judicial Review of the planning decision for Newby Wiske Hall. Permission to proceed was refused and costs awarded in favour of the council.

“The decision to grant approval for the Newby Wiske site was made after careful consideration of all factors and the ruling in the High Court supports the council’s process and decision, as being full and proper. We look forward to seeing the development of the site come forward and its contribution to the future of the Hambleton area.” said Councillor David Webster, Portfolio Holder for Planning.

An application to convert Newby Wiske Hall into a children’s residential centre for PGL was heard by Planning Committee on May 29, 2019. Permission was granted for change of use to the former North Yorkshire Police Headquarters to a residential training centre incorporating up to 550 guest bed spaces and staff accommodation. The decision was formally granted on June 4, 2019.