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Land at Manor View, Southend Road, Thurrock

DATE: 20 Jan 2015


This appeal concerned four pitches for gypsy caravans in the Green Belt. The local planning authority had recently completed a GTAA: the robustness of this was debated at length at the inquiry.  There was nothing like a 5 year supply of deliverable sites.  The decision had been recovered but was un-recovered following the decision in Moore.  The Inspector allowed the appeal – shortly before the revision to the PPTS and the introduction of the new policy on intentional unauthorised development in the Green Belt.  The local planning authority is challenging the decision. 

Richard Langham appeared for the local planning authority.