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Court interprets ‘isolated homes in the countryside’ in NPPF 55 (Braintree v SCLG)

Court interprets ‘isolated homes in the countryside’ in NPPF 55 (Braintree v SCLG)
Published on: 16 November 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Court interprets ‘isolated homes in the countryside’ in NPPF 55 (Braintree v SCLG)
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  • What was the ground of challenge?
  • Why did the court dismiss the challenge?

Article summary

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’. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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