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01/12/2016

Appeal: ‘Sustainable neighbourhood’ given green light for Eastleigh

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Sajid Javid

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has approved the development of a ‘sustainable’ neighbourhood including 680 homes in Eastleigh, Hampshire, after finding that the scheme would not lead to the perceived coalescence of two towns.

Javid noted that the draft Eastleigh Borough Local Plan 2011-2029 was found unsound by its examining inspector for reasons including an inadequate supply of housing land and affordable housing, and as such he afforded it very little weight in his decision.

In the absence of a five-year housing land supply, relevant policies for the supply of housing were considered out of date. This inclu.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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