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Appeal: Applying development plan ‘with full rigour’ could worsen housing deficit

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Outline permission for 235 homes and a primary school in Nottinghamshire has been granted despite conflict with the local core strategy, after an inspector warned that applying the development plan ‘with full rigour’ could worsen the area’s housing deficit.

The appeal relates to land near East Leake, a “key settlement” as defined by the Rushcliffe Core Strategy (CS). The number of homes already approved for the village is more than double the target of 400 set in policy 3 of the CS. Inspector Michael Boniface noted that while that target was set as a minimum and there is nothing in the policy to prohibit extra development, such a large........
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