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Appeal: Cricket club 'not an essential service' for housing development


Outline permission for 118 homes in Cornwall has been refused, after an inspector ruled that although a cricket club and village hall would be within walking distance, residents would be reliant on cars to reach essential services such as shops.

The development, adjacent to but outside the village boundary of Ardleigh in Cornwall, would include 118 homes, with an affordable housing provision of 25%. According to the Tendring District Local Plan, the village is 'on the lowest rung of the settlement hierarchy' and poorly served by essential facilities, so only limited development should be allowed. Instead, new construction........
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