Steer v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and others

Town and country planning – Permission for development. The Planning Court allowed the claimant's application to quash the decision of the inspector appointed by the first defendant Secretary of State, allowing the second defendant's appeals against the refusal of planning permission. The inspector had erred in law in having adopted an artificially narrow approach to the issue of the setting of heritage assets, which treated visual connections as essential and determinative.

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