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Appeal: 325 Hamble homes would ‘permanently undermine’ land function


Communities secretary Sajid Javid has refused permission for 225 residential units, 100 care and extra care units and other works for land west of Hamble in Hampshire, after judging the scheme’s negative impact on a “local gap” to outweigh its benefits.

The appeal site lies within the Bursledon, Hamble, Netley Abbey Local Gap, and was noted not to be within a settlement, or indeed a natural extension of one. Javid agreed with the inspector that the site’s central location within the gap would increase the impact of the loss of openness on the setting of the surrounding towns, contributing to their coalescence and loss of individual ident.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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