Malmesbury homes developers lose judicial review

The land Gleeson wanted to develop
Image caption Gleeson was told it could build the homes in March, but the decision was reversed

Developers who were granted planning permission for new homes in Malmesbury, which was later reversed, have lost a judicial review.

Gleeson Strategic Land was told in March that a planning inspector had decided it could build the 180 homes.

But the Planning Inspectorate said the decision was issued due to an error.

Gleeson said the inspectorate could not withdraw permission once granted, but the judge at Bristol's Administrative Court rejected the claim.

The company has been told a decision on the scheme can now only be taken by the Secretary of State.

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