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Judge refuses permission for challenge to planning permission for Stamford Bridge works

A High Court judge has refused to give permission for a judicial review challenge to the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham’s grant of planning permission for Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge stadium.

The council had granted permission on 31 March this year for the works required to increase the ground’s capacity to 60,000.

According to Cornerstone Barristers, whose Mark Lowe QC and Jack Parker acted for the council, the claimant sought to challenge that grant on alleged shortcomings in the treatment of air quality in the officer's report and the ES.

This week (14 July), in a ruling made on paper, Mrs Justice Andrews refused permission to proceed with the claim observing that having read the material in an holistic way none of the grounds had the slightest prospect of success.

As a result she applied CPR54.12.7 ruling that the claimant could not request that the decision be reconsidered at an oral hearing, Cornerstone Barristers said.

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