Collins -v- Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government & Flyde Borough Council  EWCA Civ 1193
The appellant in this case, an Irish Traveller, appealed under sections 288 & 289 of the Town and Country Planning Act (T&CPA) 1990 against a planning inspector’s refusal of planning permission for a site near Blackpool. The planning inspector’s refusal had been upheld by the SSCLG. The appeals were dismissed by Pelling J. The appellant appealed to the Court of Appeal.
On the site were 78 Travellers, including 39 children. One of the central issues in the case was the question of ‘the best interests of the children.’