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Appeal: 423 homes allowed in local gap under paragraph 14

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Outline permission has been granted for 423 homes in a designated ‘green gap’ between the villages of Fleet and Crookham Village, Hampshire, after an inspector found the local plan out of date and engaged NPPF paragraph 14.

The Hart District Local Plan (LP) contains a policy restricting any development that will lead to coalescence between two distinct villages. 

Inspector Kevin Gleeson observed that the proposal would occupy around a third of the existing gap. Noting that development in the local gap would not automatically breach the policy in itself, he found the proposal acceptable in this regard be.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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