Q&A: How the ‘Dutch case’ ruling is paralysing housebuilding

Housing development in South Hampshire and Herefordshire has been halted due to Natural England updating its legal advice following a European Court of Justice ruling known as the Dutch case. Here’s what you need to know.

by James Agyepong-Parsons
Portsmouth is one city that has seen its planning system frozen by the Dutch ruling. Photograph: AlasdairJames/Getty Images
Portsmouth is one city that has seen its planning system frozen by the Dutch ruling. Photograph: AlasdairJames/Getty Images

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