This historic judgement, delivered in November 2013, sets out the importance of the AONB and the protections afforded it by the National Planning Policy Framework. The judgement focusses on the Cornwall Council Planning Committee’s failure to pay due regard to the policies set out in the NPPF. The case applies to a proposed housing development at Mevagissey, but it is highly relevant to any development application within the AONB. Given the importance of this ruling we have included it. It is well worth reading. Here it is in .pdf format.