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30/03/2016

Appeal: 85 Brighton homes would be ‘visually discordant’ with area

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An inspector has supported Brighton and Hove City Council’s decision to reject a proposal for a 85-home development near Ovingdean, finding that the scheme would constitute ‘visually discordant over-development’ in relation to the character and appearance of the area.

Inspector Peter Rose noted that the appeal site forms part of the wider context of the South Downs National Park (SDNP). Although he acknowledged that the development would be visible from a range of publicly accessible areas, he found that it would be more widely viewed in the context of existing settlements. The site is also identified within the Brighton and Hove: Further Assessment of Urban.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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