East Hertfordshire District Council v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and another

Town and country planning – Permission for development. The Planning Court dismissed the claimant local planning authority's challenge to the decision of the inspector appointed by the defendant Secretary of State, granting approval for the conversion of an agricultural barn to a single dwelling. On the proper construction of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015, SI 2015/596, and the approach to it taken within the National Planning Practice Guidance, the inspector had been entitled to conclude the authority's objections based on para 55 of the National Planning Policy Framework could not be maintained.

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