Decision details

Supplementary Estimate for funds in respect of potential appeal against Member overturned item and Appeal against non-determination

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve the funding to defend an appeal.



The Executive approved an initial supplementary budget of £350,000 to the Wisley Appeal and for the initial work to prepare for the North Street appeal.


To enable a robust defence of the appeal against non-determination of the Wisley appeal and to do the initial work to prepare for the North Street appeal.

Other options considered and rejected by the Executive:

The Council could decide not to defend either appeal. The implications for doing so would potentially result in inappropriate development being delivered in the area or development that was not supported by appropriate infrastructure.  This would also give the appellant strong grounds for an award of costs against the Council on the grounds of unreasonable behaviour.

Details of any conflict of interest declared by the Leader or lead councillors and any dispensation granted:


Report author: Claire Upton-Brown

Publication date: 23/06/2023

Date of decision: 22/06/2023

Decided at meeting: 22/06/2023 - Executive

Effective from: 01/07/2023

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