The Board of Legal Wales responds to the Ministry of Justice consultation on Further Reforms to arrangements for Judicial Review.
The Board has responded to the Ministry of Justice’s proposal that statutory challenges and applications for judicial review in the field of Town and Country Planning should be transferred from the Administrative Court to an Upper Tribunal Chamber which would specialise in Planning and Land cases. The Board has emphasised:
- That nothing should be done to undermine the viability of the Administrative Court in Wales;
- That any changes to present arrangements must recognise the existence and growth of Welsh planning law;
- That arrangements for challenging planning decisions in Wales are within the legislative competence of the Assembly and that any decisions about them should be made in Wales.
To read the Board’s full response, click here.