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15/08/2016

Appeal: Barton homes approved despite sustainable transport issues

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Wainhomes North West has been given planning permission for 72 homes in the village of Barton, Preston, after an inspector found that the scheme’s contribution to housing supply, including 35 per cent affordable housing, outweighed issues relating to the sustainability of the location.

Inspector Jameson Bridgwater conceded that it would be necessary to travel outside of Barton to access a number of key services, including for access to employment, secondary/further education, convenience retail and health provision. While he suggested some of these journeys could made using existing bus and cycling infrastructure, he noted that the lack of a direct rail service and the disper.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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