Jules Pipe CBE (S3 E7)
Court Judgment of the Week:
Abbotskerswell Parish Council v Secretary of State for HC&LG & Rew EWCA Civ; the Court of Appeal decision due this week on an appeal against a decision of Lang J who dismissed the challenge to the decision 10 grant permission for a mixed use scheme of up to 1200 homes at Woolnough Barton in Teignbridge DC raising EIA, Habitats & Climate Change issues.
Decisions of the week:
- Shorefield Country Park, Downton, a decision of 23rd February dismissing an appeal against New Forest DC’s refusal to grant a CLEUD to carry out operational development associated with the relocation caravans alleged to be permitted development under Class B of Part 5 in Sch 2, raising issues about the relationship between site licences & permitted development rights.
- Sandringham Road, Didcot a decision of 26 February dismissing an appeal by A2 Dominion Developments against the failure of South Oxfordshire DC to determine an application for up to 325 homes in the AONB, a valued landscape and unallocated, but within the master plan boundary of Didcot Town & GV.
- Moorthorpe Way, Sheffield decision of 7 March allowing an appeal by Avant Homes seeking planning permission for 72 new homes on land allocated for development; raising issues about a lack of comprehensive development, making efficient use of land, impacts on ecology, character & appearance & the location of affordable housing.