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13/09/2017

Appeal: Benefits of 175-home scheme outweigh green gap harm

Little Clacton

Plans to build 175 homes on a ‘green gap’ between the villages of Clacton-on-Sea and Little Clacton in Essex will go ahead after an inspector ruled that the benefits of addressing the housing shortfall in the area outweighed conflict with the local development plan.

The local development plan was the subject of some controversy at the hearing. In the Tendring District Council Local Plan (LP), which has passed its end date but remains in use, the appeal site was identified as part of a local green gap. This must be kept open and free from development to preserve the separate identity of the two settlements. An earlier draft of the council’s........
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