Green Belt appeal decisions
Updated 11 May 2007, this page includes various recent decisions on appeals against refusal of planning consent. Summarises of appeal decisions arising from refusal of planning consent are available at www.Planning Reource.co,uk/dcs, with a copy of the decision letter also available for a fee.
'SoS' = Secretary of State. 'DETR' is now ‘DCLG’ = Dept for Communities and Local Government.
1938 Green Belt Act is still in effect and could be used to protect even more land.
Under the Green Belt (
Most statutory green belt was already owned
by local authorities and could not be sold without the minister\rquote s consent. This consent was also required before any
building could be constructed on the land. There were exceptions for highway
improvements, sewers etc. Although in planning terms this act may be considered
obsolete, in legal terms it is not. Title Deeds do not show if land has been
dedicated as green belt. If it has been dedicated, ministerial consent is still
required by law. Land can still become dedicated under this 1938 Act, perhaps
by way of a Section 106 agreement. It would give greater protection against
future development that simple reliance on