Retail Planning Sequential Test - Confirmation from The Supreme Court
The Supreme Court has considered the interpretation of the sequential test for retail development in Scotland (Tesco Stores v Dundee City Council) which has relevance to Northern Ireland Planning regime in so far as the form of words is largely similar. It also has relevance to retail applications
In Tesco Stores v Dundee City Council Tesco had challenged a decision to grant planning permission to Asda for an out-of-centre store on the basis that no suitable site was available in a more central location. The case centered on the meaning of “suitable”.