Inspector awards full costs against council for ‘unreasonable’ refusal of 233-home reserved matters application

A planning inspector has allowed a housebuilder’s appeal against a council's refusal of a 233-home reserved matters application and awarded full costs to the developer, finding that the council had “unreasonable expectations” in rejecting the scheme on design grounds.

by Jon Tilley
Artist's impression of Kings Meadow (Credit: c/o Barratt plc)
Artist's impression of Kings Meadow (Credit: c/o Barratt plc)

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