- Presumption against development which does not accord with local plan (East Staffordshire Borough Council v SSCLG)
- Original news
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What were the facts and what is the planning policy background to this case?
- What did the court decide?
Planning analysis: What is the court’s approach to conflicts between local plans and planning applications? Paul Wakefield, associate director at Shakespeare Martineau, says when local planning authorities adopt local plans, provided they can demonstrate a five-year housing land supply, developers will need to demonstrate material considerations indicating their schemes should be approved, notwithstanding a conflict.
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