This was an appeal from a decision of Judge Silber who refused the claimant's application for judicial review with decision of Lewisham London Borough council to enforce a demolition notice. The demolition notice had been served under Section 36 of the Buildling Act 1984 and require the claimant to remove a rear building extension to its property. The extension was built in 1988. The Building Act Notice requiring demolition had been served later that year. Between 1988 and 1990 the parties engaged in correspondence and litigation. However, no further action was taken until May 1999 when neighbours complained about noise emanating from the extension as a result of religious services between 12.00 am and 6.00 am. On 5 April 2000 the council decided to enforce the notice that had been served in 1988.
Was the decision taken in 2000 to enforce the demolition notice that had been served in 1988 unreasonable.