Developer’s court challenge over ‘fraudulent’ air quality data fails

The High Court has rejected a request for statutory review of a council’s local plan, after it was found to be based on fraudulent air quality data

An aerial view of Nantwich
Rejecting the validity of Cheshire East's local plan would have affected developments decisions for Nantwich. Photograph: Müller Strategic Projects

A property developer’s attempt to have a council’s local plan ruled unlawful for being based on falsified air quality data has fallen at the first hurdle.

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