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18/01/2018

Appeal: 8.8% reduction of Kent ‘green wedge’ for housing deemed unacceptable

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Plans to build 140 homes and 70 sheltered housing units on ‘green wedge’ land between Broadstairs and Margate have been refused after an inspector found it would unacceptably alter the character of the landscape.

The appeal site comprises two parts: an open agricultural field that forms part of the “green wedge” between Margate and Broadstairs, and an adjacent former gasworks. Since the 1980s, Thanet District Council has used the provision of green wedges to “protect the rural and unspoilt character of the countryside that separates urban areas”. The proposal would see the constr.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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