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Time limit for submitting application for judicial review of planning decisions reduced

July 1, 2013

The Civil Procedure (Amendment No.4) Rules 2013 (SI 2013/1412) come into force on 1 July 2013.

Of particular interest is the amendment to Rule 54.5. The amended rule requires the claim form for an application relating to a planning decision to be filed within six weeks from the date when grounds for the application first arose. This is a reduction from the current time limit of three months.

The amendment does not apply to a judicial review application where the grounds arose before 1 July 2013.