The Secretary of State, having considered the Claimant's skeleton argument, has agreed to consent to the quashing of a decision by an inspector, to grant planning permission for five flats in central Dartford.
Crucial to the scheme's acceptability was policy CS18 Dartford Core Strategy (2011). The policy is designed to achieve a particular mix of houses and flats to reduced the speed of dwelling turnover and promote a more settled community. The Secretary of State agreed that the Inspector had failed to understand and apply that policy.
Ashley Bowes acted for the successful Claimant, Dartford Borough Council. He was instructed by Trevor Griffiths of Sharpe Pritchard LLP.