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04/05/2017

Appeal: Affordable housing provision in 107-home scheme outweighs listed building harm

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Plans to construct 107 homes near Coventry have been allowed despite some harm to nearby listed buildings and a conservation area, after an inspector ruled that the provision of 75 per cent affordable homes carried more weight.

The appeal site lies within the Coventry Canal Conservation Area, which follows the path of the historic canal between Coventry and Oxford, encompassing buildings and open spaces on each side. Although much of the conservation area is industrial, the section containing the appeal site has a rural feel. The site is close two semi-detached 19th century cottages and a farmhouse, both of which are .....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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