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Court upholds three-year housing supply rule for neighbourhood plans (Richborough Estates)

Published on: 15 January 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Court upholds three-year housing supply rule for neighbourhood plans (Richborough Estates)
  • Original news
  • What are the practical implications of this case for developers and authorities?
  • What is the background to the case?
  • What were the main grounds of claim?
  • Why did the court dismiss the claim?
  • Error of law in adopting WMS
  • Irrational evidence base
  • Legitimate expectation
  • Case details

Article summary

Planning analysis: In Richborough Estates, the planning court dismissed a challenge to the decision of the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government (Secretary of State) to adopt a Written Ministerial Statement (WMS) in December 2016. Policies in recently-made neighbourhood development plans (NDPs) are therefore not to be considered out-of-date where there is a less than five-year but more than three-year supply of housing. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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