Veolia Es (UK) Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Town and country planning – Permission for development. The claimant company challenged the defendant Secretary of State's decision, refusing planning permission for demolition of existing buildings and the construction and operation of a recycling and energy recovery facility. The Planning Court, in allowing the application, held that the Secretary of State had failed to consider the allocation of the site as a waste management facility in the Green Belt and a statement that the site would be removed from the Green Belt in the future, and to weigh those factors in the very special circumstances balance alongside those matters which he had taken into account.

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