High Court makes first planning ruling over air quality

For the first time, a judge has denied a developer’s appeal against refusal of planning permission on air quality grounds

Plans to develop Pond Farm in Kent have hit the buffers. Photograph: Vicky Ellis/CPRE KentA judge has backed a planning inspector’s decision to dismiss plans for a housing development in Kent due to its likely effects on air quality. The move is despite the council not having objected to the application on the same grounds when it was first considered.

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