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Section 4 - Promoting sustainable transport

NPPF 29-41


NPPF 32

Redhill Aerodrome Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 1386, Sullivan, Tomlinson, Lewison LJJ

James Maurici QC appeared for the First Appellant Secretary of State

Stephen Whale appeared on behalf of the Second and Third Appellant Councils

Christopher Katkowski QC and Alistair Mills appeared on behalf of the Respondent, Redhill Aerodrome

“It does not follow from the (new) policy that permission should only be refused on transport grounds where the residual cumulative impacts of a development are severe, that when considering whether permission for inappropriate development in the Green Belt should be granted, an adverse residual cumulative transport impact of that development that is less than severe should be ignored when an Inspector is deciding whether “the potential harm to the Green Belt by reason of inappropriateness, and any other harm”, is clearly outweighed by “other considerations”, which would include any beneficial transport considerations, eg an offer to provide a bus service to the development, or to fund the construction of a new railway station.” [28]