Council's consent for housing on allocated playing field site quashed by High Court order

A city council's consent for its own 61-home scheme on a playing field allocated for housing in its local plan has been overturned by a High Court order, after the authority conceded that it wrongly applied a national policy test on the development of open space.

by Court reporter and John Geoghegan
Housing secretary Robert Jenrick. Pic: Getty Images
Housing secretary Robert Jenrick. Pic: Getty Images

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