High Court judge puts NPPF over Localism Act in Gloucester development

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Published by Jon Land for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Legal

A High Court judge has ruled that the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) takes precedence over the Localism Act and out-of-date or incomplete local development plans after a case involving a 1,000-home development in Gloucestershire. Tewkesbury Borough Council sought to overturn a decision by Eric Pickles, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which approved 1,000 new homes on open farmland at Bishop’s Cleve, Gloucester. Mr Justice Males found that the existin...

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