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Appeal: 44-home scheme in Preston ruled 'unsustainable'

Plans for 44 homes in Preston, including 35 per cent designated affordable, have been blocked after an inspector ruled the scheme 'unsustainable', despite the area's 'very marginal' housing land supply.

The appeal relates to an open field beyond the settlement boundary of Barton, a village near Preston. Inspector C Thorby noted the limited facilities and employment opportunities in the village, finding that despite a regular bus service, residents are still likely to rely on private cars. As a result, he described the location as "unsustainable".

Thorby observed that Preston Ci.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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