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High Court considers meaning of ‘useful purpose’ in TCPA 1990, s 106A when deciding whether to discharge a planning obligation (Mansfield District Council v SCLG)

High Court considers meaning of ‘useful purpose’ in TCPA 1990, s 106A when deciding whether to discharge a planning obligation (Mansfield District Council v SCLG)
Published on: 08 August 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • High Court considers meaning of ‘useful purpose’ in TCPA 1990, s 106A when deciding whether to discharge a planning obligation (Mansfield District Council v SCLG)
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Planning analysis: In R (on the application of Mansfield District Council) v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government the High Court held that the terms of a planning obligation entered into under section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990) could be enforced by Mansfield District Council (the Council) where public money had been expended in building a road to make a site a candidate for development despite the development not coming forward. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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