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15/01/2018

Appeal: Council's opposition to 141-home scheme ‘hard to understand’

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Ramsey, Cambridgeshire / Richard Humphrey

An inspector has granted outline permission for 141 homes near Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, calling Huntingdonshire District Council’s stance on the accessibility of the site ‘hard to understand’.

The appeal relates to a parcel of greenfield land on the edge of Ramsey, adjacent to but beyond its settlement boundary. Although the Huntingdonshire Local Plan prohibits countryside development, both parties agreed that these policies – adopted in 1995 – are out of date and inconsistent with the NPPF (National Planning Policy Framework), so should be afforded reduced weight.

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