Exeter City Council v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and others

Town and country planning – Permission for development. The claimant local planning authority applied to quash the decision of the inspector appointed by the first defendant Secretary of State to grant the second and third defendant developers planning permission for 120 residential dwellings. The Planning Court, in dismissing the application, held that the inspector had been entitled to find that there had not been any basis for taking any of the new student accommodation into account as part of the housing supply. Further, she had not been establishing a test, but providing an example of how student accommodation might be included in the housing supply.

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