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Appeal: Historic town gets 91 new homes and elderly residences


An inspector has approved 91 dwellings and 5.2 acres of care provision just outside of the centre of Burford, Oxfordshire, after assessing issues relating to accessibility and impact on the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Inspector Keith Manning noted that it was common ground between Hallam Land Management Ltd and West Oxfordshire District Council that the appeal site is neither adjacent to nor within the AONB of the Burford Conservation Area, and in Manning’s view, cannot be seen from either. Manning agreed that the site was “open land of pleasant appearance” but said that to deem the site to.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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