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Appeal: Green space loss given more weight than housing shortage in Boston homes decision


An inspector has refused permission for the development of 60 dwellings in Sutterton, Boston, despite acknowledging that Boston Borough Council could not demonstrate a five-year supply of deliverable housing land.

Inspector David Prentis did not accept concerns that the increase in traffic as a result of the development would be so great as to be harmful to living conditions.But Prentis’ main issue with the development was the inclusion of an access road, which would pass through a well-used area of existing communal green space, referred to as “back green”. Prentis noted that it is mainly used for........
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