Enabling development and conservation: Trojan horse or mare's nest?

Helen Rutherford, Leslie Rutherford

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


-Examines a decision of March 13th, 2012 in respect of an appeal brought against Durham County Council's refusal of planning permission for an enabling development proposal, whereby the restoration of a Grade II listed mansion house would be funded from the profits of a housing development constructed on its estate, on the ground of the unsustainability of the housing. -Assesses the correct test for determining enabling development proposals. -Discusses the legal and policy issues raised by the case.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1451-1458
JournalJournal of Planning and Environment Law
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012


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