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Appeal: 400-home scheme allowed east of Middlesbrough

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An inspector has granted outline permission for a 400-home scheme on land south-east of Middlesbrough, overruling the local authority’s development plan after finding a housing land supply shortfall in the area.

The proposal was originally blocked by Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council for reasons relating to its location – it argued that the site would be too far from services and facilities, and would conflict with the local development plan by extending the urban area beyond its defined limits.

At an inquiry that sat for five days, inspector Philip Lewis undertook a detailed assessmen.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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