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No need to demonstrate ‘very special circumstances’ for appropriate development in the green belt

Published on: 20 May 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • No need to demonstrate ‘very special circumstances’ for appropriate development in the green belt
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  • What is the planning policy background?
  • What interpretation did the court apply?
  • What are the practical implications of the decision?

Article summary

Planning analysis: The decision in R (Lee Valley Regional Park Authority) v Epping Forest District Council affirmed that the openness considerations in paragraph 88 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) did not apply where development in the green belt fell within the 'buildings for agriculture' exception. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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