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Appeal: 100 Essex homes allowed despite 'sufficient' housing supply

Great Leighs

The development of 100 homes in Great Leighs, Essex, has been allowed, despite an inspector agreeing that Chelmsford City Council is able to demonstrate a five-year supply of deliverable housing land.

Inspector Jo Dowling noted that the council considers the objectively assessed housing need (OAN) for the area to be 775 dwellings per annum, where as the appellant believes it to be 1,129. While Dowling concluded that the council could in fact demonstrate a five-year housing land supply, she said it was important to note that housing figures that result from an OAN represent a minimum requirem.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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