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Appeal: DCLG backs Banbury housing scheme despite neighbourhood plan conflict


The Department for Communities and Local Government has supported an inspector’s decision to grant outline planning permission for 54 homes plus public open space and associated works in Hook Norton, Banbury, after ruling that the extent to which the scheme conflicted with the Hook Norton Neighbourhood Plan (HNNP) was “limited”.

Communities secretary Greg Clark noted that at the time of the inquiry it was common ground that Cherwell District Council was unable to demonstrate a five-year supply of housing land, leading inspector Tim Wood to determine relevant housing policies to be out of date.

However, the secretary of state noted that the inspector who examined the newly adopted Cherwell Local Plan Part 1 endors.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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