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19/10/2017

Appeal: Council must pay costs for favouring emerging local plan over national policy

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An inspector has ordered Fylde Borough Council to pay costs for favouring its emerging local plan over national policy in requiring an affordable housing contribution for a scheme of 10 bungalows, before dismissing the scheme on design grounds.

The appeal relates to a small unused industrial estate surrounded by residential development in Freckleton, a village near Preston. The proposal sought permission to demolish some of the industrial buildings and replace them with 10 bungalows.Fylde Borough Council refused the scheme on two grounds: lack of affordable housing, and harm to the character of the area. However, the reason for........
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