Planning: Viability issues

Roy Pinnock and Stephen Ashworth consider some key areas in which greater clarity is needed if development and growth are to become more realistic prospects ‘Affordable housing, good design and sustainability measures are not optional. National and professional guidance should clarify that while lack of viability may be an excuse for policy non-compliance, it should …
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Cases Referenced

  • Bedford & Anor, R (on the application of) v London Borough Of Islington [2002] EWHC 2044 (Admin)
  • Blyth Valley BC v Persimmon Homes (North East) Ltd & ors [2008] EWCA Civ 861
  • Bristol City Council v IC & Portland and Brunswick Squares Association [2010] EA/2010/0012
  • English, R (on the application of) v East Staffordshire Borough Council & Anor [2010] EWHC 2744 (Admin)
  • Kensington and Chelsea Royal London Borough Council v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Governmente [2010] EWCA Civ 1466
  • Robert Hitchins Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government & anor [2010] EWHC 1157 (Admin)