Old Hunstanton Parish Council v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and others

Town and country planning – Permission for development. The claimant parish council applied to quash the decision of the inspector appointed by the first defendant Secretary of State to grant planning permission for an affordable housing development on a green field site within its boundary. The Planning Court, in allowing the application, held that the inspector had misinterpreted and misapplied the rural exception site policy, and had failed to give adequate reasons for her decision, including by failing to expressly address the claimant's submissions on the proper interpretation and application of the policy.

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