BDW Trading Ltd (trading as Barratt Homes) and another v Cheshire West & Chester Borough Council and another

Town and country planning – Planning authority. The claimant national house building companies challenged the executive committee of the first defendant local authority's decision that a draft neighbourhood plan should be put to a referendum. The Administrative Court, in dismissing the application, held that the authority had properly conducted a sustainability assessment, had met the relevant basic conditions and had set out its reasons for adopting a policy enabling managed housing growth. Further, the authority's examiner had not been biased.

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