Crane v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and another

Town and country planning – Permission for development. The claimant applied for an order quashing the decision of the first defendant Secretary of State to dismiss his appeal against the second defendant local planning authority's refusal of planning permission. The Planning Court, in dismissing the application held that there was nothing legally wrong with the Secretary of State's conclusion that, although the policies for the supply of housing in the development plan had not been up to date and although the development would add to the supply of housing in the area, the proposal's conflict with the neighbourhood plan had been, in itself, a powerful and decisive factor against granting planning permission.

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