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Appeal: 24-year old plan policies deemed not out of date

Darlington / Shutterstock: 506623960

In refusing permission for 150 homes on countryside land near Darlington, an inspector ruled that the relevant policies in the council’s local plan were ‘broadly consistent’ with the NPPF despite being adopted in 1997.

LOCATIONDarlingtonAUTHORITYDarlington Borough CouncilINSPECTORSusan HuntPROCEDUREWritten submissionsDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEAPP/N1350/W/21/3271227The appellants, developers Bellway Homes and Lateral Investments, sought outline permission to build 150 homes near Darlington. However, the scheme was contrary to the Darlington Local Plan, which had been adopted in 1997.Although its policies were ........
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