Shock news! Just when we though top-down houses figures had been scrapped they are back! You can’t make this stuff up.

High court ruling says the goverments scrapping of Regional Spatial Strategies when they came to power was unlawful.

However, housing minister Bob Neil says this will change little since this problem will be fixed in the localism bill coming along in a few weeks. But, it is worrying as it seems to mean that before then developers can get their applications in under the old RSS’s, though remember that the final South West RSS was never published due to legal problems. My feeling is we shouldn’t worry too much about this. What do you think?