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Appeal Court rejects resident's fresh effort to overturn 400-home Kent consent

Appeal Court rejects resident's fresh effort to overturn 400-home Kent consent

The Court of Appeal has rejected a resident's latest legal effort to overturn planning consent for over 400 homes in Kent on environmental grounds, ruling that "exceptional circumstances" did not exist to reopen the case and any decision to do so following the previous court decisions would "subvert" the legal process.

Developer of 500-home scheme not obliged to provide gypsy caravan space, High Court rules

Developer of 500-home scheme not obliged to provide gypsy caravan space, High Court rules

Campaigners' arguments that a proposed 500-home development in West Sussex should have made provision for on-site gypsy and traveller pitches have failed to convince a High Court judge that planning permission for the development should be quashed.

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Six government infrastructure decisions promised this autumn

Six government infrastructure decisions promised this autumn

Due dates for government decisions on Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects before 31.12.20

Five legal verdicts to look out for this autumn

Five legal verdicts to look out for this autumn

Cases due before the courts October-November 2020. Hearing dates may be subject to change.

Local Plan Watch: Sevenoaks gets day in court over inspector's local plan ruling

Local Plan Watch: Sevenoaks gets day in court over inspector's local plan ruling

News that a Kent council has been granted permission to bring a judicial review against a planning inspector's decision to reject its emerging local plan over a failure to meet the duty to cooperate, while a trio of Tory MPs have urged the housing secretary to call in the draft document features in the latest Local Plan Watch update.

Neighbourhood Watch: Jenrick gives emerging neighbourhood plan 'significant weight' to allow 500-home green belt appeal

Neighbourhood Watch: Jenrick gives emerging neighbourhood plan 'significant weight' to allow 500-home green belt appeal

Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has allowed an appeal for a 500-home scheme in the Oxfordshire green belt after giving "significant weight" to support for the proposal in an emerging neighbourhood plan.