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House approved on site ‘not well placed’ for a dwelling

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An inspector has allowed plans for a new home on a site in the High Weald AONB that he called ‘not well placed relative to services and facilities’, in light of the council’s housing land supply of 3.44 years.

LOCATIONBattleAUTHORITYRother District CouncilINSPECTORGraham ChamberlainPROCEDUREWritten submissionsDECISIONAllowedREFERENCEAPP/U1430/W/18/3201084The appellants sought permission to replace a redundant barn building on the edge of Battle, a town in East Sussex, with a new home. However, the site is on the periphery of the town, around 1.5 miles from its centre, and beyond its settlement........
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