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Appeal: Council found incorrect on affordable housing calculations


Millwood Homes (Devon) has been granted permission to develop 240 dwellings, up to 2.7 hectares of employment land and a local centre in Dartmouth, Devon, after an inspector ruled that South Hams District Council had unreasonably assessed the development’s ability to provide affordable housing.

Inspector Stephen Roscoe noted that the council accepted that it does not have a five-year housing land supply, and thus its relevant housing policies should be deemed out of date. Regardless, Roscoe found that the council’s existing Development Plan Document and Supplementary Planning Document should still be taken as material considerations in relation to housing supply, particularly in res.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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