Jelson Homes, a large regional housebuilder, had their application to develop much needed homes and associated infrastructure refused, in Leicestershire.
The application was refused in November 2014. The subsequent appeal, conducted by way of public inquiry, was dismissed in May 2016.
The Planning Inspectorate’s decision was challenged in the High Court and subsequently in the Court of Appeal on the basis that this is an important test case. It is unusual for a matter of this nature to progress to this stage.
We argued the decision, endorsed by the Judge at first instance, is at odds with the requirement to identify full housing needs, market and affordable; a significant and very topical issue.
The decision from the Court of Appeal will have significant implications for housebuilders and planning authorities nationwide in terms of future strategy for housing land supply.
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