Abbotskerswell Parish Council v Teignbridge District Council and another

Town and country planning – Development plan. The claimant applied, under s 113 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, to quash the local plan adopted by the first defendant local planning authority. The Planning Court, in dismissing the application, held that the authority and the inspector appointed by the second defendant Secretary of State had acted lawfully in concluding that the plan had provided sufficient protection for greater horseshoe bats, and the inspector's reasons had been adequate and intelligible. Further, although the authority had failed to expressly invite the public to comment on the strategic environmental assessment and its addendum, the claimant's interests had not been substantially prejudiced.

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