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Appeal: Greenfield housing allowed despite 456 objections

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An inspector has approved plans for 48 affordable homes on undeveloped green space in Horwich, near Bolton, despite hundreds of objections from local people.

LOCATIONHorwichAUTHORITYBolton CouncilINSPECTORWilliam WaltonPROCEDUREWritten submissionsDECISIONAllowedREFERENCEAPP/N4205/W/19/3237598The appeal concerned part of an open green space encircled by housing in Horwich, a town near Bolton, used for informal activities such as dog walking. The appellant planned to build 48 homes on the site, of which 40 would be affordable rent and the........
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