An appeal against refusal of planning permission for 165 dwellings on safeguarded land at Euxton, near Chorley, was dismissed. Chorley Borough Council, Preston City Council and South Ribble Borough Council form together one housing market area and had entered into a Joint Memorandum of Understanding (JMoU). This concerned the continuing distribution of housing provision between them to meet the objectively-assessed housing need, reflecting the distribution in their adopted Joint Core Strategy. The inspector made important findings about the acceptability of this approach (APP/D2320/W/17/3173275). The decision can be found here.
Simon Pickles advised the Councils in respect of the JMoU and represented Chorley Borough Council on this appeal.