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High Court ruling a shot across the bows of DCLG

Date: 7/8/2015

Planning magazine reports that a landmark High Court ruling that the government delete planning practice guidance exempting small developments from affordable housing obligations will affect countless schemes' viability and may change the way ministers approach future policy revisions.

Mike Kiely, Chair of the POS Board,t old Planning the ruling was a "shot across the bows of the DCLG". He added that the judgment makes clear that consultation responses should be examined "diligently" and given due response. "It's not a tick-box exercise", Kiely said.

MikeKiely3web.jpg Mike Kiely

  • Mr Justice Holgate's ruling, issued after a judicial review lodged by two Berkshire councils, forced the immediate removal of paragraphs relating to the exemption for small sites - as well as the vacant building credit (VBC) - from the national online planning practice guidance (PPG). 

 

 

 

 

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