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CPRE v Dover District Council and China Gateway International [2015] EWHC 3808 (Admin)

DATE: 16 Dec 2015

CPRE (Kent) challenged Dover DC’s decision to grant planning permission for over 500 houses in the AONB, and to take into account a payment of £5m to restore fortifications constructed during the Napoleonic wars.

Mitting J rejected CPRE’s challenge and held that, when applying regulation 122 of the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010, the ‘development’ is the development for which planning permission is granted, being a composite scheme. 

Neil Cameron QC and Zack Simons acted for Dover DC. Matthew Reed acted for China Gateway International.