Major Mansfield development given the go ahead following lengthy legal battle

January 16, 2015 9:30 am

Lindhurst development - Artists impression

A judicial review into the proposed Lindhurst development has been dismissed by the Royal Courts of Justice in London on Thursday 15 January 2015.

Work is expected to start in the spring on the development of 169 hectares (417 acres) of land off the A617 Mansfield and Ashfield Regeneration Route.

Three previous applications for permission to appeal against the Lindhurst planning application were dismissed because the Judge felt that there was no arguable case for a judicial review. Although permission was granted on the last occasion, the Court of Appeal’s three judges dismissed the challenge on all grounds.

The Executive Mayor of Mansfield Tony Egginton said: “We are extremely pleased with the outcome. This development and the much-needed high quality family homes and employment opportunities it will bring are vital for the regeneration and growth of the entire district.

“It has been a long hard battle but the Council has always maintained its position and robustly defended its original decision to grant outline planning permission. We are delighted that work is due to start in the coming months.”

The plans include up to 1,700 new homes, as well as a new primary school, doctors’ surgery, community centre, park and space for retail and business use. It is not yet known if the Claimant has exercised their right to appeal to the Supreme Court.

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