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Appeal: Future housing preferred to Lidl supermarket

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An inspector has blocked plans for a Lidl supermarket in Norwich, ruling that although it would bring various benefits, none would be exceptional enough for it to supersede the site’s allocation for housing development.

The site is part-occupied by a car sales business, with the remainder currently unoccupied scrubland. It was allocated for housing development in 2014 under Norwich City Council's development plan. However, this development has yet to go ahead owing to a disused gas holder south of the site that is subject to a Hazardous Substance Consent (HSC) order. Local policy precludes development clos.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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