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Newby Wiske Hall - Permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal refused

Published on Wednesday, 19th February 2020

Newby Wiske Police HQ

The Court of Appeal has refused permission for an appeal of the High Court’s decision not to allow a judicial review of the Council’s decision to grant planning permission for Newby Wiske Hall.

Following consideration of the appellant’s application and accompanying documents, the permission to appeal was refused. The order was made by the Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Lewison who stated that an appeal would have no real prospect of success.

The decision of the Court of Appeal is final and cannot be further reviewed or appealed.

Councillor Mark Robson, Leader of Hambleton District Council said:

“The decision to grant planning approval for the Newby Wiske site was made after careful consideration of all factors. The original High Court ruling rejected the claim for judicial review and in so doing upheld the Council’s decision. We are extremely pleased that the Court of Appeal has refused the application for permission to appeal. We hope we can now move on and see this important development get going as soon as possible. It will be good for the district and the local economy.”

An application to convert Newby Wiske Hall into a children’s residential centre for PGL was heard by the Council’s Planning Committee on 29 May 2019. Permission was granted for a change of use of 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 4 June 2019.