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18/06/2021

Appeal: ‘Very special circumstances’ in green belt housing scheme

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An inspector has granted permission for 100 homes on green belt land straddling two authority areas in Hertfordshire, notably ruling that the ‘bleak’ housing supply of the two councils contributed to the existence of ‘very special circumstances’ that justified the scheme.

LOCATIONColney HeathAUTHORITYSt Albans City & District Council and Welwyn Hatfield Borough CouncilINSPECTORC MastersPROCEDUREInquiryDECISIONAllowedREFERENCEAPP/B1930/W/20/3265925These joint appeals for outline permission for 100 dwellings (including 45 per cent affordable and 10 per cent self-build) concerned land that traverses the boundary between St Albans City & District........
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