Horsham District Council v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and another

Town and country planning – Permission for development. The claimant local planning authority applied for an order, quashing the decision of the inspector appointed by the first defendant Secretary of State, allowing the second defendant's appeal against its refusal of planning permission. The Planning Court, in dismissing the application, held that the inspector had properly understood para 64 of the National Planning Policy Framework and had applied it lawfully, and he had not failed to have regard to a material consideration or to give adequate reasons. Further, there was nothing procedurally unfair or contrary to natural justice about the way in which the inspector had conducted the appeal.

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