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29/01/2021

Appeal: 90 homes allowed despite 8.3-year housing supply

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An inspector’s decision to approve plans for 90 homes in Derbyshire despite the local council’s robust housing supply re-emphasises the importance of having an up-to-date plan, writes Joseph Thomas, planning barrister at Landmark Chambers.

LOCATIONShirlandAUTHORITYNorth East Derbyshire District CouncilINSPECTORAlison PartingtonPROCEDUREHearingDECISIONAllowedREFERENCEAPP/R1038/W/20/3259758In this decision, outline permission was granted for 90 dwellings (and site access) in Shirland in Derbyshire. Permission had been refused by North East Derbyshire Council. North East Derbyshire’s Local Plan was adopted in 2005 and defined the........
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