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Appeal: 150 homes refused owing to impact on scenic views

Nene Valley

A scheme for 150 homes has been refused for Irchester in Wellingborough, despite an inspector agreeing that it would fit with development patterns sought in the North Northampstonshire Joint Core Strategy (JCS).

Inspector David Prentis noted that Irchester is the second largest rural settlement in the borough – one of four large villages named in the JCS where a strategically significant level of locally arising housing need is expected. He also agreed that most of Irchester’s facilities would be within a reasonable walking distance of the greater part of the appeal site.

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