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Appeal: 170 homes will not unacceptably harm landscape


An inspector has approved the erection of 170 homes on a site in Dowbridge, Kirkham, after finding that the benefits of the scheme outweighed the impact on the open countryside.

The appeal site is made up of three fields, and planning permission for 95 homes on the southern part of the site is set for approval following the signing of a section 106 agreement. While residential development on this part of the site is therefore accepted in principle, it fell to inspector Karen Ridge to assess the effects and benefits of the further 75 homes over and above the alternative........
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