Estoppel - 1980- 1984
Estoppel, in its various forms including proprietory and equitable estoppels
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This page lists 13 cases, and was prepared on 21 October 2013. These case are being transferred one by one to the main swarb.co.uk site which presents them better, with links to full text where we have it, and much improved cross referencing.
|Newbury District Council -v- Secretary of State for the Environment |
CALord Denning MR
|Lord Denning MR postulated a broad general principle of estoppel or “blowing hot and cold” in planning matters.|
|Western Fish Products Ltd -v- Penwith District Council  2 All ER 204|
|The court tried to reconcile invocations of estoppel with the general principle that for a public authority: "an estoppel cannot be raised to prevent the exercise of a statutory discretion or to prevent or excuse the performance of a statutory duty."|