- Court rules on whether 1960s permission can still be built-out (Hillside Parks v Snowdonia NPA)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What is the factual background to the case?
- What is the legal background to the case?
- What did the court find?
- Was the development authorised by the Permission capable of completion?
- Was the Authority bound by the Order?
- Case details
Planning analysis: In Hillside Parks v Snowdonia National Park Authority, the court grappled with the correct interpretation of a series of planning permissions for residential development on a site, dating back to a masterplan for 401 dwellings permitted in 1967. The court decided that the development authorised by the original permission could no longer be built-out, as the intervening planning permissions for individual dwellings on the site had made it physically impossible to complete the original development fully in accordance with the original permission.
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