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Appeal: 77-home West Sussex scheme would contradict spatial strategy

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Plans for 77 homes on a "unique" partially developed site near Ashington, West Sussex have been blocked, after an inspector ruled the scheme's benefits could not outweigh its conflict with the local development plan.

The appeal site is a 2.39 hectare parcel of land on the western edge of Ashington, a town northwest of Brighton. Inspector Peter Rose commented on the "uniqueness" of the site: around 85% of the land is outside of Ashington's settlement boundary, but of that proportion, almost 40% is considered previously developed, comprising a number of large disused greenhouses. For the purpose.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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