Case Digest: Court of Appeal confirms demolition must be assessed on quantitative rather than qualitative basis when determining whether conservation area consent is required

In Mr Jean-Francois Clin v Walter Lilly & Co. Limited [2021] EWCA Civ 136, the Court of Appeal considered the correct approach to be taken when determining whether or not construction works amount to demolition for the purpose of s.74 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 (the “PLBCAA”) and thus requiring conservation area consent (“CAC”).

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