From 1 July 2013 the time limit for bringing judicial review proceedings against England & Wales’ local authority planning permissions was reduced from three months to six weeks. So land contracts being drawn up to be conditional on planning can now become unconditional much sooner.
So anyone thinking of legally challenging a planning permission must act very quickly:
Claimants won’t be allowed a hearing in person if a judge rules their initial written application “totally without merit”. And even if they are allowed that hearing they will now have to pay a £215 court fee. It used to be £60.