Phides Estates (Overseas) Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and others

Town and country planning – Permission for development. The claimant sought an order quashing the decision of the inspector appointed by the first defendant Secretary of State, dismissing its appeal against the second defendant local planning authority's refusal of outline planning permission for a development including 250 dwellings. The Planning Court, in dismissing the application, held that the inspector had interpreted the relevant policy correctly and applied it lawfully, and her reasons were unimpeachable. Further, the inspector had not misunderstood the policies or overlooked any policy she ought to have considered under para 49 of the National Planning Policy Framework. Her conclusions were not in any way confusing, unclear or contradictory.

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