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Planning Casebook Appeal Summaries

Development plan favoured over boost to housing

An inspector attributed only limited weight to the benefit of market housing in an outline scheme for 200 new homes on farmland outside a large Lincolnshire village, after finding the proposal at odds with the development plan.

Housing accepted on school site in area with educational need

Two schemes for housing were permitted on an allocated secondary school site in a Hertfordshire market town, one proposal being for 247 homes and the other a smaller development of 84 homes, after an inspector was satisfied appropriate alternative education provision would be made.

Harm to green belt eliminates paragraph 14 tilted balance

An outline proposal for 131 houses on a former sports ground and social club on the edge of a sustainable Buckinghamshire village, just inside the outer boundary of green belt and AONB designations, was dismissed by the secretary of state in a recovered appeal.

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Legal Viewpoint: Court clarifies sustainable development presumption

The Court of Appeal has rejected a generalised presumption in favour of sustainable development (PIFSD) in its ruling on an inspector's decision to approve Barwood Strategic Land's plans for up to 150 new homes in Staffordshire.

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