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Appeal: DCLG rejects Gloucestershire homes owing to neighbourhood plan conflict


Communities secretary Greg Clark has overturned an inspector’s decision to approve planning permission for 200 dwellings in Lydney, Gloucestershire, after finding that the extent to which the proposal conflicted with Forest of Dean District Council’s Allocations Plan Submission Draft August 2015 (AP) and the emerging Lydney Neighbourhood Development Plan (LNDP) outweighed the benefits of the scheme.

The proposal, submitted by Allaston Developments, included up to 20 self-build plots, up to 37 retirement apartments, affordable housing, and a community building.

The communities secretary agreed with reporting inspector Neil Pope’s assessment that the main issues involved in this case were the lack of a five-year housing supply in the district, the impact of the scheme on the cha.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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