Lambeth London Borough Council, ex parte Ashley [1996] 29 HLR 385 (QBD).

Rigid policy – fettering of discretion – housing allocation

The local authority’s scheme under s22 of the Housing Act 1985 was found to be rigid and inflexible, and therefore unlawful, as it did not allow for account to be taken of number of persons affected within one household and the number of categories of need.

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