The multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has written about our legal action against SODC in its daily briefing service (3 March) and highlighted particularly the legal significance of the climate change grounds.
Planning law expert Nick McDonald notes that “the case is of interest to developers and local planning authorities alike, as it is the first time that a local plan is understood to have been challenged on climate grounds. The climate ground of challenge is broadly that the plan inspector gave inadequate reasons regarding the effect of a higher housing figure on climate change and the government’s net zero emissions target.”
Sue Roberts comments: “this is one of the most detailed and accurate reports about our challenge that we have seen to date.”
See the full report here