Up-to-date local plan precludes development outside settlement boundary

The judgment in East Staffordshire Borough Council v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government & Barwood Strategic Land [2016] was relied upon by an inspector in rejecting a scheme for 135 dwellings on the edge of a settlement in Staffordshire, concluding that the presumption in favour of sustainable development in paragraph 14 of the NPPF did not apply.

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