R (on the application of Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster) and another company v North Yorkshire County Council

Town and country planning – Permission for development. The Planning Court dismissed the claimant companies' application for judicial review of the defendant local planning authority's decision, granting the interested party planning permission to extend the operational face of its quarry to incorporate an area of Grade 2 agricultural land near their farmland. The officer's report had not been deficient in not having referred to visual impact in the context of impact on the openness of the Green Belt.

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