- Planning permission quashed for unlawful application of housing land supply lapse rate (Wokingham BC v SCLG)
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- What is the significance of the decision for authorities and developers?
- What is the legal and policy background to the case?
- What is the factual background to the case?
- Why did the High Court quash permission?
Planning analysis: In Wokingham Borough Council v SCLG, the High Court quashed the decision of a planning inspector to grant outline planning permission on appeal for the construction of up to 57 dwellings. It found that the inspector had unlawfully and unfairly applied a 10% lapse rate to the estimated supply of deliverable housing sites, which led him to conclude that the local planning authority (LPA) could not demonstrate a five-year supply of deliverable housing.
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