Leading law firm, Dickinson Dees, which has offices in Thornaby, won high profile cases for his clients plan, the Company Manydown, where Basingstoke The council ruled that the act 'illegal'. Mr Justice upheld Lindbolm review of actions taken by Dickinson Dees against Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council in conjunction with the council Manydown land purchased from the Company in 1996. Manydown company was forced to sell the land to the council in precision has been obtained for the construction of ships. However, the decision of the court characterized as "unreasonable", the board Forrester in 2011 that the land will not be considered for development planning since the barriers to ownership, despite fact that the earth is the board itself. Judges said: "I do not see a way of conclusion that the decision of the board is not only consistent with the goals Manydown land acquired and held, but it is clearly contrary to that goal." The court ruled that the board acted 'unlawfully' in deciding to get rid of the construction of new homes in the 2,000 hectares of the site and now need to put a new major development strategy for consultation. Frank Orr, director of planning skills at Dickinson Dees said: "We are extremely pleased with the outcome of this case on behalf of our clients, the Company Manydown. It is clear that the board acted against the law and we hope that the council aware of the potential Manydown land for the benefit of the local community, as it was originally intended to be the case. ' The decision was welcomed Basingstoke area which has had widespread local protests about the management board of the planning process. Development land in Manydown offers a unique opportunity to provide better infrastructure, facilities and open space for public enjoyment, along with a variety of housing improved. Council will order the court to pay Manydown Company as a result of this case.