Bellway wins case over 25cm strip of land

Property developer Bellway Homes has won a dispute over a 25cm-wide strip of land next to one of its developments. The developer is being sued by Lionel Cozens-Smith, one of four people who sold the firm a £9m plot of land in Cranleigh, Surrey, in 2016. The plot has planning permission to build 75 homes. Cozens-Smith retained ownership of a 25cm strip of land along one edge of the field. Bellway, as part of its development, has built a footpath that crosses the strip. This has lead to a complicated legal dispute that explores the nature of planning permission, but
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