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Appeal: Council failure to meet housing need sees 180 homes approved


Gladman Developments has been granted permission for the development of 180 homes, plus a retail unit and associated infrastructure in Coalville, Leicestershire, after an inspector ruled that North West Leicestershire District Council was unable to demonstrate a five-year supply of housing sites sufficient to meet the full objectively assessed need (FOAN) of the area.

Inspector Harold Stephens noted that the appeal site constitutes 7.22 hectares of fields, currently in agricultural use. The site lies outside the Limits to Development as identified in North West Leicestershire Local Plan 2002.

But Stephens asserted that in his view “housing policy which constrains new housing development to settlement boundaries formulated in the 1990s and which expir.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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