Court of Appeal refuses Kent development on air quality grounds

Plans by Gladman Developments to build a 330-home development in Kent have been rejected by the Court of Appeal on air quality grounds. A three-judge panel at the Court of Appeal in London backed a planning inspector’s finding that the development would harm air quality in the area, and that the effectiveness of Gladman’s plans to mitigate this had not been demonstrated satisfactorily. When the case was heard in the High Court in 2017, where Gladman also lost, it was said to be the first time that a development had been refused on air quality grounds. Gladman initially wanted
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