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15/05/2020

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.

in 2019, but then refused permission to develop it despite having earmarked it for 53 homes in 2014, after receiving 456 objection letters from local people. It decided to go ahead with the sale despite the application going to appeal, agreeing to allocate £100,000 of the proceeds to a town centre regeneration fund. It could not demonstrate a five-year housing land supply.

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