Harm must be “fairly substantial” to stop development contrary to Local Plan officers think

“Officers are sensing that the Inspectorate are taking a more positive approach to development and the economic benefits that it brings. Whilst historically a refusal of development contrary to a local plan policy that caused some harm would be likely to be dismissed on appeal, it appears now that the harm needs to be fairly substantial to override some economic benefit. In effect there is a more pro-development agenda being pursued by the Planning Inspectorate. This is something that we need to learn from. In addition, there is perceived to be less consistency in the decisions coming out of the Inspectorate.”

http://eastdevon.gov.uk/media/2172696/070817-combined-dmc-agenda-compressed.pdf
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