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01/03/2016

Appeal: 1,000 dwellings plus local centre approved for Northampton

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Communities secretary Greg Clark has granted outline planning permission for a major Sustainable Urban Extension (SUE) in Northampton, after agreeing with an inspector that the scheme would not seriously harm the local road network or the operation of the Brackmills Industrial Estate.

The appeal, put forward by the Homes and Communties Agency, sought permission for a scheme including: up to 1,000 dwellings; a local centre with up to 1,320 square metres net floorspace of retail, professional and financial services, and restaurants/cafés, and space for a public house; a primary school; community uses that may include a medical centre, a pharmacy and a community centre; and........
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