Decisions on planning applications must be made in line with the statutory development plan, unless material considerations indicate otherwise.
The development plan is the crucial starting point for any planning application, or for determining an appeal.
What constitutes the development plan?
The definition and scope of a development were altered radically by the Localism Act 2011, which introduced neighbourhood planning as an entirely new tier of the planning system. It can easily lead to misinterpretation of potential pitfalls and opportunities regarding planning.
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