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Appeal: Council ‘overly optimistic’ about housing land supply

CEMEX UK Properties has been granted planning permission for 81 dwellings plus associated works in the village of Long Itchington, Warwickshire, after an inspector ruled that Stratford on Avon District Council had acted on an over-estimation of its ability to prove a five-year housing land supply.

Inspector Philip Major noted that an interim report assessing the council’s emerging Core Strategy identified an objectively assessed housing need (OAN) of 14,485 dwellings. Major accepted that this figure was not fixed, but contended that it was unlikely to be reduced. As Long Itchington has been identified as category 1 Local Service Village with the highest capacity for sustainable growth,.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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