*Suffolk Coastal District Council v Hopkins Homes Ltd and another; Richborough Estates Partnership LLP and another v Cheshire East Borough Council

Town and country planning – Development. The Supreme Court, in dismissing appeals brought by two local authorities, ruled on the proper interpretation of para 49 of the National Planning Policy Framework, which provided that housing applications should be considered in the context of the presumption in favour of sustainable development, and that relevant policies for the supply of housing should not be considered up-to-date if the local planning authority could not demonstrate a five-year supply of deliverable housing sites.

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