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Appeal: Council opposition to 401-home scheme is dropped mid-inquiry


An inspector has allowed plans for 401 homes (40 per cent affordable) and a new primary school near Newbury to go ahead after West Berkshire Council withdrew all objections six days into the inquiry.

The appeal site, near the village of Donnington in Berkshire, comprises 23.1 hectares of land considered outside the settlement boundary. Outline planning permission was sought for the construction of up to 401 homes (40 per cent to be affordable), along with ancillary developments including a new primary school, local centre and improved bus service.

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