The NPPF: A Digest

Annex 2: Glossary

Flynn v LB Southwark [2019] EWHC 3575 (Admin), Dove J
Daniel Kolinsky KC appeared for the Defendant
Russell Harris KC appeared as Leading Counsel for the Interested Party

“4. Prior to embarking on a detailed history of the evolution of the affordable housing proposal in this case it is necessary to set out what is to be understood by affordable housing. Affordable housing is a portmanteau term which comprises a number of potential kinds of tenure. It is a term which is defined in annex 2, the Glossary, to the National Planning Policy Framework.”

Safe Rottingdean Ltd v Brighton and Hove City Council [2019] EWHC 2632 (Admin), Sir Duncan Ouseley
Andrew Parkinson appeared for the Claimant
Jacqueline Lean appeared for the Defendant
Richard Turney appeared as Junior Counsel for the First Interested Party

“97. The Framework Glossary in Annex 2, defines a heritage asset in broad terms, going somewhat beyond statutorily listed buildings or designated conservation areas. They include a building, site, place, area or landscape identified as having “a degree of significance meriting consideration in planning decisions, because of its heritage interest.” It includes locally listed assets, and others designated by authority. The setting is defined as: “The surroundings in which a heritage asset is experienced.” This may change; elements of the setting may make a positive or negative contribution to the significance of the asset. The Glossary also defined “Significance (for heritage policy)” as “The value of a heritage asset to this and future generations because of its heritage interest… Significance derives not only from the heritage asset’s physical presence, but also from its setting…”

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