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Appeal: ‘Modest’ housing shortfall does not automatically negate local policy

Permission for 27 homes near Potton, Bedfordshire, has been refused, after an inspector ruled that the need to make up the area’s ‘modest’ housing shortfall should not ‘automatically’ outweigh harm to its landscape.

The appeal relates to a parcel of land on the edge of the town, 10 miles east of Bedford, which sits in open countryside slightly outside the designated settlement boundary. Inspector David Cliff noted the contribution the site makes to the “attractive open green edge” of the town. He ruled that although the proposal includes some landscaped areas, housing would nonetheless “s.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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