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Appeal: Clark approves large-scale ‘inappropriate’ development for green belt


Communities secretary Greg Clark has supported an inspector’s decision to allow a mixed-use development including up to 1,500 dwellings, retail shops and health facilities in Brockworth, Gloucestershire, after determining that the level of housing need in the area warranted exceptional circumstances in which to build in the green belt.

Clark agreed with inspector KA Ellison that the proposal represents large-scale inappropriate development in the green belt. He found that the scheme would be harmful mainly in relation to loss of the essential characteristic of openness, being contrary to the purposes of checking urban sprawl and to a lesser extent the purpose of preventing neighbouring towns from merging.

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