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Hello - did he already own this land?
I’m not certain how he could apply for planning permission using your address because you would get all the correspondence and you know anything about it. Could you explain exactly what happened here?
What difference does it make where he lives?
Have you raised the issue with the council? And?
Thank you. Other than complaining to the Local Government Ombudsman, I can’t think how you would deal with this to get a satisfactory result because once planning consent has been granted, then it’s very difficult to get it revoked and the local authority are likely to say that they would have granted it anyway regardless of the address issue. I’m going to opt out for another expert to consider
1. Dear Angie, this is a fraud and you can sue for damages for deceit, fraudulent representation, appropriation of personality and malicious falsehood. You can sue both the agent and the person who used the agent to make the planning application. Essentially, you will get compensation for what happened here.
2. Dear Angie, be aware additionally, that you can also apply to have the planning application and decision to grant quashed via judicial review proceedings should you so wish. However, as this does not necessarily give you compensation, you should consider whether you want to go to the expense of this.
3. Dear Angie, you should get yourself a solicitor and sue for the damage caused. Be aware that in addition to suing the agent and the person who got the planning application, you also have a cause of action for misuse of public office and misfeasance against the planning officials for granting the planning application against your wishes when you indicated you did not make the application. However, damages will not be large for this case. However, you will get compensation and your legal costs paid.
4. Be aware that damages for this type of fraud will be large as rules of remoteness of loss do not apply to cases of fraud. So, you should certainly sue and recover damages.
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