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Appeal: Council must pay costs for overestimating housing supply by three years

Fareham Borough Council has been penalised for acting unreasonably by basing its estimate of five years of housing land supply on an out-of-date core strategy when refusing a 120-home scheme.

The inspector who heard the appeal against the refusal calculated that the correct housing supply figure was just two years.

The proposal sought permission for 120 homes near Portchester, east of Fareham. The council refused permission on the grounds that, using its core strategy (CS) as a starting point, it could already demonstrate a housing land supply of 5.18 years.

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