Forest of Dean District Council v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and another

Town and country planning – Permission for development. The Planning Court, in dismissing the claimant local authority's application, held that the first defendant Secretary of State had not erred in law when its appointed inspector had allowed the second defendant's appeal and had granted planning permission for a site in Chepstow. In the circumstances, the inspector had not adopted an unlawful approach to the meaning of 'valued landscape', or to para 109 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

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