Pugh v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Town and country planning – Permission for development. The claimant challenged the decision of the inspector appointed by the defendant Secretary of State to grant the second interested party permission for the erection of a single wind turbine. The Planning Court, in dismissing the application, held that: (i) the inspector had been entitled to accept, and had accepted, conclusions about the effects on listed buildings; (ii) had the inspector addressed the effects on a specified scheduled ancient monument, he would have reached the same overall conclusion; (iii) the inspector had not misinterpreted the relevant development plan; and (iv) the inspector had not misinterpreted the National Planning Policy Framework, nor applied it improperly.

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