Only a partial victory?

Only a partial victory?

CategoryNews Author John Pugh-Smith Date

In this article John Pugh-Smith considers the recent successful appeal by the Government in Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government v West Berkshire District Council and Reading Borough Council [2016] EWCA Civ 441 and its future implications

Last year’s sensational decision by Mr Justice Holgate ([2015] EWHC 2222 (Admin) led to the immediate withdrawal of the relevant section of the national Planning Practice Guidance (PPG) advising that small housing sites of ten units or less than 1,000 square metres of floorspace were exempt from providing affordable housing on-site or through a commuted payment.

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