- Court interprets ‘isolated homes in the countryside’ in NPPF 55 (Braintree v SCLG)
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- What is the significance of the decision for authorities and developers?
- What is the policy background to the case?
- What is the factual background to the case?
- What was the ground of challenge?
- Why did the court dismiss the challenge?
Planning analysis: In Braintree v SCLG, the court dismissed a challenge to quash an inspector’s decision allowing an appeal against an authority’s refusal to grant planning permission for dwellings in the countryside. In doing so, it provided a useful interpretation of para 55 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), clarifying that a development which is not close to facilities and services will not necessarily be regarded as ‘isolated’.
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