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Appeal: Community support not proved for 325-home village extension

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A ‘sustainable extension’ to a Lincolnshire village that would more than double its size has been refused permission after the appellant failed to convince an inspector that there was ‘clear local support’ for the scheme.

The appeal relates to 18 hectares of fields to the north of Newton-on-Trent, currently in use as an organic chicken farm. The appellant sought permission for a “sustainable extension” of 325 homes to the village, which reported a population of just 389 in the 2011 census.

The proposal, based on garden city principles, would seek an ‘excellent’