- Planning Court reaffirms presumption that planning inspectors understand relevant policy framework (Cheshire East v SCLG)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What is the factual background to the case?
- Why did the court dismiss the challenge?
- Case details
Planning analysis: In Cheshire East v SCLG, the Planning Court dismissed a claim for statutory review of a decision by a planning inspector to grant planning permission for a residential development contrary to relevant policies in the development plan. It applied existing case law which directs that the expertise of specialist planning inspectors should be respected, and that one should start at least from the presumption that they had understood the policy framework correctly.
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