Lindhurst decision will be appealed

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The hopes of campaigners against Mansfield’s controversial Lindhurst Development have been dashed after their request for a judicial review into its planning approval were refused.

A group of residents bordering the site on land off the A617 Marr Route, led by environmental activist Shlomo Dowen, launched their legal challenge on the basis that Mansfield District Council’s decision to grant planning permission had been illegal.

The group claimed that the council planning committee failed to approach its assessment of the risk to wildlife of the site in-line with Natural England.


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