CASEBOOK: Appeal cases - Retail development - Retail need held to outweigh sequential failure

A 4,293 sq m retail warehouse selling bulky goods on a 1.7ha site in County Durham has earned approval from the deputy prime minister, who concluded that the overwhelming need for the development outweighed any failure to fully apply the sequential approach. A second proposal for a 3,450 sq m retail warehouse on another site in the town was rejected due to inadequate accessibility by public transport.

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