Heritage Report - Court of Appeal Confirms Broad Approach to Setting of Heritage Assets (July 2018)


The original case concerned an Inspector’s decision of 22nd August 2016, granting planning permission for a housing development on land close to the grade I listed Kedleston Hall. Lang J quashed the decision, concluding the Inspector had adopted an unlawfully narrow approach to the question of the “setting” of the listed building, had focussed on finding a “visual” connection, and had “set to one side” the historic social and economic connections between the appeal site and the hall. 

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