Milwood Land (Stafford) Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and another

Town and country planning – Permission for development. The claimant challenged the decision of the inspector appointed by the first defendant Secretary of State dismissing its appeal against the refusal of planning permission for construction of up to 320 dwellings. The Planning Court, in dismissing the application, held that the inspector had not misapplied or misconstrued a policy of the local plan or the National Planning Policy Framework. Further, as the relevant housing supply policies had been set out in the local plan and had not arguably been out of date, the presumption had been against planning permission.

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