Five-year land shortfall automatically triggers tilted balance

The absence of a deliverable supply of housing sites in Lincolnshire led an inspector to conclude, in the light of the judgment of the Supreme Court in Suffolk Coastal District Council v Hopkins Homes & another [2017], that paragraph 14 of the NPPF was automatically engaged and it was unnecessary for the council to label which policies were out of date within the meaning of paragraph 49 of the Framework.

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