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14/04/2016

Appeal: Historic landscape does not warrant protection from housing development

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BURTON-UPON-TRENT

Barratt Homes North Midlands has been granted permission to develop 100 homes in Burton-upon-Trent, South Derbyshire, after an inspector ruled that the historic interest of the appeal site was outweighed by the council’s lack of five-year housing land supply.

Inspector Nick Palmer noted that the appeal site constitutes open agricultural land. He viewed that the central hedge separating the two fields was likely to be of historic interest “in that it appears to pre-date the field enclosures of the 18th century”, and would be largely retained within the proposal. But Palmer also found that the landscape was not exceptional in this respect, and did.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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