How a court judgment exposed the risk of counting on housing need to justify green belt release

A successful legal challenge to a development plan in Leeds shows the risk of plan-makers depending too heavily on housing need figures to justify green belt release, especially when those numbers drop significantly, say commentators

by David Blackman
Leeds Civic Hall (pic: The Jaco, Flickr)
Leeds Civic Hall (pic: The Jaco, Flickr)

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