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Appeal: 43 homes approved for Surrey countryside


Residential development has been approved for 2.54 hectares of grazing paddock in Farnham, Surrey, after Waverley Borough Council was unable to demonstrate a five-year housing supply.

Inspector Jonathan Parsons noted that the council’s housing supply sits at 3.9 years. Although the appeal site is within designated open countryside, development was deemed necessary to increase housing supply.

The site was described as having an “attractive verdant character”, although Parsons posited that this was derived from perimeter trees and landscaping rather than the land.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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