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Appeal: 100% affordable scheme refused despite district-wide need

Wessington / Eamon Curry

Plans for 16 affordable homes in Wessington, Derbyshire, have been blocked because no ‘demonstrable need’ for such housing could be demonstrated within the village itself, despite an unfulfilled need in the wider district.

The appeal concerned a 0.7 hectare parcel of land beyond the settlement boundary of Wessington, a small village in north-east Derbyshire. Although not far from the village, it is considered in planning terms to be in open countryside.

The appellant sought permission to build two two-bedroom bungalows, eight two-bedroom homes and six three-bedroom homes. Of these, 10 would be for shared ow.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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