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09/01/2017

Appeal: ‘Limited visual harm’ sees Barnstaple homes approved

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Cavanna Homes (South West) has won permission to develop 61 homes in Bickington, Barnstaple, after the inspector decided that the benefits of the homes outweighed the limited impact upon the character and appearance of the area.

Inspector RJ Jackson noted that North Devon District Council’s reasons for refusal included the development of high-quality agricultural land, and the erosion of rural character and a strategically important gap between settlements.

In relation to the coalescence of Bickington and Fremingon, Jackson said that as there would no intervisibility with the development it would not lead t.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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