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Appeal: 125 homes would make ‘crude’ addition to Lincolnshire village


An inspector has refused permission for 125 homes, a day nursery and a shop in Langworth, Lincolnshire, after ruling that the development would not respect the rural character of the village – despite acknowledging that West Lindsey District Council does not make adequate provision for the level of housing needed in the area in its local plan.

The council confirmed that departures from policies in the West Lindsey Local Plan First Review (June 2006) would be necessary to ensure that sufficient housing is delivered in the district. It was therefore common ground between the parties that the relevant policies for housing were out of date.

Inspector Michael Boniface noted that the village presents a “distinctly linear settle.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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