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11/08/2016

Appeal: Care home and houses approved for Melbourn despite landscape impact

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Endurance Estates Strategic Land has been given permission to develop a 75-bed care home and 199 dwellings in the village of Melbourn, Cambridgeshire, after an inspector ruled that the development was necessary to help tackle a “chronic housing shortage” in the area.

Inspector Colin Ball noted that South Cambridgeshire is shown to have a housing supply of just 3.9 years in the 2016 Annual Monitoring Report, with the council having persistently failed to meet its housing targets since 1999. He attested that there is also a particularly acute shortage of affordable homes in the district, with 91 registered applicants in Melbourn alone, and that there was conv.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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