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Appeal: Green wedge concept argued to be inconsistent with NPPF


An inspector has refused a scheme for 125 houses in Spondon, Derby, ruling that the scheme’s benefits were outweighed by the ‘lasting damage’ to the long-standing social and environmental objective of enhancing the character of the city of Derby with ‘green wedges’.

Inspector David Cullingford noted that the appeal site covers 6.8 hectares of “open, unused and unkempt land” designated as one of Derby’s 13 green wedges. Cullingford argued that green wedges have been recognised as “an important attribute of the city for over a generation”, with a 1998 inspector’s report into the objections to the City of Derby Local Plan recognising that an undev.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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