- Court finds rights over development site do not affect deliverability of planning permission (Macintosh Village (Management) Ltd v Manchester CC)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What was the background?
- Legal background
- Factual background
- What did the court decide?
- Ground 2—deliverability
- Ground 6—consultation
- Case details
Planning analysis: In Macintosh Village (Management) Ltd v Manchester City Council, the court refused permission to judicially review a grant of planning permission to replace a multi-storey car park with a mixed-use tower block. The decision clarifies that, where a development site is subject to rights which might have to be bought out by the developer, such as rights of light or a right of way over land to be developed, such rights do not automatically render the project undeliverable and ownership of the land is not usually a material consideration.
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