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Court finds no error in dealing with highways impact in consenting retirement housing (Hawkhurst PC v Tunbridge Wells BC)

Court finds no error in dealing with highways impact in consenting retirement housing (Hawkhurst PC v Tunbridge Wells BC)
Published on: 13 November 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Court finds no error in dealing with highways impact in consenting retirement housing (Hawkhurst PC v Tunbridge Wells BC)
  • What are the practical implications of this case?
  • What was the background?
  • Factual background
  • What did the court decide?
  • Ground 1—cumulative highways assessment
  • Case details

Article summary

Planning analysis: The court dismissed a challenge against a decision by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council (the Council) granting planning permission to build 43 retirement living apartments. It found no failure by the Council to deal with the issue of the highways impact of the proposed scheme cumulatively with other committed development. It was a matter for the Council’s judgment as to what weight it applied to the views of the highway authority and its satisfaction with the extent of the information provided by the Transport Statement. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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