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No duty to consider alleviation of existing flooding beyond development site

Published on: 03 August 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • No duty to consider alleviation of existing flooding beyond development site
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Article summary

Planning analysis: In Menston Action Group v City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, the Court of Appeal held that the local authority’s approval of a surface water drainage scheme required under a planning condition was not unlawful. A planning condition could not require the submitted scheme to achieve some improvement in the drainage of other land next to the site or nearby. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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