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Appeal: 85-home scheme allowed after High Court quashes previous ruling

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An inspector has granted outline permission for a resubmitted plan to build 85 homes near Newent, Gloucestershire, after a decision issued in 2015 was quashed by a High Court ruling last year.

Forest of Dean District Council had originally refused the proposal for five main reasons, but only three of these remained in dispute at the public inquiry. These were whether the scheme would be in an acceptable location, whether it would be detrimental to the character and appearance of the area, and whether it would harm the setting of nearby heritage assets.Inspector Karen L Ridge observed........
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