Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council v Gallagher Estates Ltd and another

Town and country planning – Planning authority. The claimants had interests in two sites in Solihull, where they proposed to undertake housing development. They challenged the defendant local authority's adoption of the Solihull Local Plan (the SLP), which placed both sites in the Green Belt. The judge upheld their claim. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in dismissing the authority's appeal, held that the National Planning Policy Framework had effected a radical change and that the judge's reasoning had been correct.

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