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Appeal: 116-home green belt scheme would not be ‘exceptional’

Farm, Essex, © iStock

An inspector has rejected plans for 116 homes on undeveloped green belt land in Essex, ruling that the scheme’s benefits did not cumulatively amount to very special circumstances.

LOCATIONBulphanAUTHORITYThurrock Borough CouncilINSPECTORRory MacLeodPROCEDUREWritten submissionsDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEAPP/M1595/W/19/3242356The appeal concerned 7.2 hectares of grazing land in the green belt near Bulphan, a village in Essex. The appellant, Quadrant Land, sought permission to build 116 one to four-bedroom homes on the site, of which 40 per cent would be affordable.Inspector........
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