Oadby and Wigston Borough Council v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and another

Town and country planning – Permission for development. The claimant local planning authority challenged the decision of the inspector appointed by the first defendant Secretary of State to grant planning permission for the construction of up to 150 dwellings on the basis of his adoption of 147 new dwellings per year for the full objective assessment of need for housing. The Planning Court, in dismissing the application, held that the inspector had been using his planning judgment to assess the appropriate full objective assessment of need and he had chosen the figure of 147, as he had been entitled to do.

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