The approach to assessing harm in Green Belt cases was the subject of the decision in Redhill Aerodrome Limited v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2014] EWHC 2476 (Admin).  The Secretary of State obtained permission to appeal and expedition. 

The case was heard today, the Secretary of State’s appeal was allowed, the judgment of the High Court was set aside and the Inspector’s decision was re-instated.

The Court of Appeal will hand down its reasons in due course.

Richard Kimblin, who appeared in the case, will provide a note on the judgment when it has been handed down, which will be posted on Chambers’ website.