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Appeal: Eco community ruled not sustainable


An appeal seeking permission for an ‘eco community’ of 11 self-sufficient dwellings on land beyond the settlement boundary of Eye in Peterborough has been refused, after an inspector ruled that the scheme would fail to support sustainable transport options.

Inspector Elaine Worthington posited that the appeal site is set apart from the settlement of Eye by fields and the A47, and is “somewhat out on a limb” in relation to the main extent of the built-up area, which would be harmful to the character and appearance of the area.While the appellant argued that the site would be closer to the centre of the village than many existing houses in the........
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