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05/03/2021

Appeal: ‘Generic’ benefits of 325-home scheme do not justify landscape harm

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An inspector has rejected plans for 325 homes on the edge of Didcot, Berkshire, after ruling that the scheme’s ‘generic’ benefits did not outweigh its development plan conflict and the harm it would cause to a valued landscape.

LOCATIONDidcotAUTHORITYSouth Oxfordshire District CouncilINSPECTORS R G BairdPROCEDUREInquiryDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEAPP/Q3115/W/20/3255846The appellant, A2Dominion Developments, sought permission to build 325 homes on the eastern edge of Didcot in Berkshire. Most of the appeal site was formed of agricultural land, but a small part was occupied by existing 1990s houses, which were to be........
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