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On Tuesday 5th October 2021, the Court of Appeal will hear an appeal against the Divisional Court’s decision to refuse a challenge by Rights: Community: Action against the introduction of Use Class E and certain permitted development rights. The challenge is based on the requirements for strategic environmental assessment.

The new permitted development rights introduce a right to extend upwards by two additional storeys to create new homes and a right to demolish certain buildings for rebuild as new dwelling houses. The new Class E covers commercial, business and service uses.

Paul Brown QC and Alex Shattock will be appearing for Rights: Community: Action.

Rupert Warren QC and Anjoli Foster will be appearing for the Secretary of State.

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