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Appeal: 29-home AONB scheme ruled ‘major development’

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An inspector has refused permission for 29 homes in Cradley, a village within the Malvern Hills AONB, ruling that a 4 per cent increase in its size would constitute ‘major development’, contrary to NPPF paragraph 116.

The appeal relates to a 2.45-hectare parcel of land on the eastern edge of Cradley, adjacent to but outside of its settlement boundary. The site sits within the Malvern Hills area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) and is adjoined to the Cradley conservation area (CA).

According to paragraph 116 of the NPPF (National Planning Policy Framework), major developments in AONBs should be refu.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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