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23/07/2021

Appeal: ‘Net-zero carbon-ready’ housing scheme rejected

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A 22-home scheme that would double the number of ‘net-zero carbon-ready’ homes in the area has been rejected by an inspector, who cited unacceptable affordable housing provision, conflict with the council’s spatial strategy and harm to the area’s character.

LOCATIONEast LeakeAUTHORITYRushcliffe Borough CouncilINSPECTORZoe RaygenPROCEDUREHearingDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEAPP/P3040/W/20/3251801In 2019, low-carbon housing developer Positive Homes sought permission to build 22 homes at East Leake, a village in Rushcliffe, Nottinghamshire.The homes were to be “net-zero carbon-ready” in line with the requirements of the Future Homes Standard, and would........
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