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Appeal: 500 Chippenham homes would ‘harm village identity’


An inspector has refused permission for a large-scale development including 500 homes and a local centre in Langley Burrell, Chippenham, after finding that the negative impacts of the scheme on landscape, heritage assets and the ‘identity’ of the village cumulatively outweighed the benefits.

A previous appeal decision indicated that Wiltshire Council possesses only a 4.25-year supply of deliverable housing land, which inspector Philip Major took into account.

Though Major conceded that the appeal site is not formally designated as a landscape and is not “analogous to green belt” as suggested by the parish council, he argued that the site was not “without mer.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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