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Appeal: Clark disagrees with inspector over economic benefits of housing scheme


Communities secretary Greg Clark has overturned and inspector’s decision to grant planning permission for 184 homes on land outside the settlement boundary of Winsford in Cheshire, after finding that the inspector had wrongly assessed the economic benefits of the scheme.

Clark asserted that as Cheshire West and Chester Council is now able to demonstrate a 5.12-year supply of deliverable housing land, the relevant housing policies in the development plan should be considered up to date.

Therefore, although the proposal was deemed to agree with policies relating to transport, affordable housing, housing mix and the environment, it conflicted with policy in .....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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