Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council, ex p Houghton [2001] (Unreported) (QBD)

Charges – reasonableness – appeal hearing

A consent order was agreed when the council accepted the need to re-hear an appeal against the reasonableness of a charge. The council also agreed to provide the claimant with written reasons for the decision on that appeal, identifying what evidence was accepted or rejected, and dealing with all the issues raised, showing how any balancing exercise required by the in-house guidelines applicable to the sub-committee concerned had been conducted.

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