- 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
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 Policies in recently-made neighbourhood development plans (NDPs) are therefore not to be considered out-of-date where there is a less than five-year but more than three-year supply of housing.
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