Why some councils are challenging PINS over local plan failures

Two councils in Kent are challenging inspectors' verdicts that their local plans failed the duty to cooperate - one via the courts, the other through a request for ministerial intervention. Practitioners suspect the moves are a political tactic to avoid implementing unpopular development strategies but say they face little chance of success.

by David Blackman
Sevenoaks bus station - image: Arriva436 (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Sevenoaks bus station - image: Arriva436 (CC BY-SA 3.0)

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