R (on the application of Headcorn Parish Council) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government; R (on the application of Headcorn Parish Council) v Maidstone Borough Council

Town and country planning – Permission for development. The Planning Court dismissed the claimant parish council's applications for judicial review of the Secretary of State's decision, that the proposed housing development of up to 220 houses was not environmental impact assessment development, and the local planning authority's grant of planning permission. The correspondence could or should not have been read by the Secretary of State to refer to concerns about the cumulative environmental impact of increased traffic and his legitimate exercise of his planning judgment could not be successfully impugned.

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