Planning Permission can sometimes be challenged through a process of Judicial Review. Through the Judicial Review, it is possible for a third party to challenge the process by which the decision was reached. In those cases there can be a delay in commencing the development, and an injunction stopping development can be obtained and, in extreme circumstances, a planning decision can be reversed. In all of those circumstances, the developer may suffer substantial losses.
In what circumstances is cover required?
Where planning consent has been granted and a developer is concerned that a challenge may be raised.
Risks covered: losses arising from delays in development, the overturning of the original planning consent and the costs of an alternative planning application.