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Appeal: County Durham mixed-use scheme refused over development plan clash

Howden le Wear / Trevor Littlewood (Geograph: 3294066)

Plans for a mixed-use scheme in County Durham to include a care home, retail and community hub, affordable bungalows and self-build homes has been refused for conflicting with the local development plan – despite a local housing shortfall.

The scheme, submitted as a hybrid application to be delivered over two phases, would be built near Howden-le-Wear, a large village roughly 10 miles south-west of Durham. The appeal site is on the edge of the village and holds no formal landscape designation.The first phase would deliver a 57-bed care home, a community hub with five retail units, 20 affordably priced bungalows, and 19 plots........
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