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Appeal: 18-home ‘Georgian square’-style scheme would not complement surroundings

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Plans to build 13 houses and five apartments in a traditional Georgian style in Hampshire have been refused after an inspector ruled that despite being of a high standard, the scheme's design would be incongruent with the village's existing housing stock.

The appeal site is within the settlement boundary of Chilworth, a village in Hampshire. The village has an eclectic mix of existing architectural styles, set in relatively large plots. Inspector Neil Pope observed that this “absence of formality” contributes to the attractiveness of the area, which is designated a Residential Area of Special Character (RASC).

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