In December 2016 local pressure group Kedleston Voice were granted permission for a Judicial Review in the High Court following Planning Inspector John Gray's assessment of the setting of Kedleston Hall and his decision to grant planning permission for 400 houses at Kedleston Road, Allestree.
Acknowledged issues of wide public importance could affect our future assessments and interpretation of the setting of heritage assets and has the potential to become important case law related to 'setting'.
The case is due to be heard on 24th and 25th May 2017 in the High Court. Historic England will attend as an interested party. Mel Morris acted as expert witness at the Planning Inquiry in 2016 for Amber Valley Borough Council on heritage matters and the setting of heritage assets.