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Appeal: Bideford homes approved despite landscape and biodiversity concerns


Two hundred homes have been approved for Bideford in Devon after an inspector concluded that the ‘serious’ level of housing need in the area outweighed issues of local landscape impact and loss of biodiversity

Inspector Philip Major noted that there was an “unusual context” to the appeal in that a second application was invited by Torridge District Council following its decision not to contest the current appeal, but this second application was also refused. The council’s decision not to contest the current appeal was seen as “unsurprising” given that the appeal site is encompassed by a hou.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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