High Court grants permission for Judicial Review Challenge to AONB/Heritage Coast Development in Cornwall

The High Court (Lang J) has granted permission on all grounds for a challenge to the decision by Cornwall Council to grant planning permission for a mixed use hotel development on the Cornish West Penwith Heritage Coast. The local resident Claimants, Mr Noble and Ms Taylor-Martin, brought the challenge on four grounds: a failure to apply relevant development plan and NPPF policy on AONB/Heritage Coast applications; a failure to consider the merits of a planning condition to limit the harm from intensification; a failure to take into account expert transport evidence; and inadequate reasons. The claim is resisted by the Council and the hotel developer. It will go forward to a substantive hearing in due course.

Daniel Stedman Jones acts for the Claimants, instructed by Irwin Mitchell.