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A Public Inquiry was held between 17th and 20th June 2014 and the appeal was allowed on 1st August 2014. Download the appeal decision below.

Cheshire East Council mounted a High Court Challenge on 11th September 2014 which the Secretary of State and ourselves defended.  There were five grounds of challenge and unfortunately the Court upheld one of the grounds in the Judgment which was handed down on 24th February 2015. Download the judgement below.

We believe the Judgment erred in law and our application for permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal was filed on 18thMarch 2015 and on 8th May 2015 Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Sullivan granted our application.

The Court of Appeal issued Judgment on 17th March 2016 in what is a landmark Judgement for the industry in providing clarity on the interpretation of paragraph 49 of the NPPF. Download the judgement below.

Cheshire East Council were granted permission to appeal to the Supreme Court due to the national significance of the matter and the Hearing was scheduled for 23rd and 24th February.  This was the first post NPPF planning matter that was considered by the Supreme Court.

On 10th May the Supreme Court dismissed the Council’s appeal and our planning permission was preserved.

The site was sold to Stewart Milne Homes in October 2018.


Willaston Aerial View