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Court of Appeal rejects appeal in Oadby & Wigston case

DATE: 27 Oct 2016

The Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal by Oadby & Wigston Council against the grant of planning permission on appeal to Bloor Homes for a residential development. 

The Court held that full objectively assessed housing need (FOAN) for the purposes of paragraph 49 of the NPPF is to be identified by reference to the administrative area of a local planning authority even if that area falls within a broader Housing Market Area. The Court did note, however, that there may be circumstances where a planning decision maker might legitimately be able to adopt a figure for FOAN on the basis of a broader area. 

Click here for the judgment.

Gwion Lewis acted for the Secretary of State and Reuben Taylor QC acted for Bloor Homes.