10 December 2020
In November, the High Court released a judgment on the UK government’s planning changes for a claim heard in the middle of October.
The claimant was a non-governmental campaign organisation called Rights: Community: Action (R:C:A), which describes itself as "united by a shared commitment to tackle the climate emergency".
The group is a coalition of campaigners, planners, lawyers and scientists, among others. At the centre of the debate was permitted development rights (or PDR).
Al comments on the impacts of the judgement for the planning system and what it means more broadly for our society.