Court quashes approval for development in green belt

In Boot v Elmbridge Borough Council [2017], the High Court quashed permission for a sports ground in the metropolitan green belt. 

The claimant had sought to overturn the council’s decision to approve a new football and athletics facility. One of the key grounds of challenge was that the planning committee had erred in its interpretation of para 89 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

This states: ‘A local planning authority ...

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