Cornish campsite scheme blocked due to planning officer’s error

A holiday park near Newquay in Cornwall has had planning permission for an expansion blocked after a local resident successfully challenged a planning officer’s report. The case, heard at the High Court in London, is significant because it is relatively rare for judges to overturn permission based on a planning officer’s report. In fact, in a ruling last year, Court of Appeal judge Lord Justice Lindblom stated that errors made by a planning inspector should only be taken into account if they are “seriously misleading … in a material way”. In this case, Cornwall Council had granted permission to the
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