William Davis Ltd and Another v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Governments and Another: Admn 11 Oct 2013

One of the grounds of refusal was based on a policy E20 the effect of which was generally to exclude development in a so-called ‘green wedge’ area defined on the proposals map. Lang J recorded an argument for the developer that the policy should have been regarded as a ‘relevant policy for the supply of housing’ under paragraph 49 because ‘the restriction on development potentially affects housing development’. The judge rejected this argument summarily, saying ‘policy E20 does not relate to the supply of housing and therefore is not covered by paragraph 49’
Lang DBE J
[2013] EWHC 3058 (Admin)
England and Wales
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CitedSuffolk Coastal District Council v Hopkins Homes Ltd and Another SC 10-May-2017
The Court was asked as to the proper interpretation of paragraph 49 of the National Planning Policy Framework: ‘Housing applications should be considered in the context of the presumption in favour of sustainable development. Relevant policies for . .

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