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Appeal: Horely homes would not prejudice housing aims or strategic gap


Forty-six homes have been allowed for Horley in Surrey, after an inspector judged that the scheme would not negatively impact the separation of Horley from Gatwick airport, or prejudice Reigate and Banstead Borough Council’s ‘urban area first’ development strategy.

While inspector John Gray accepted the merits of maintaining some form of separation between the settlement and the airport, he posited that this was something “more readily seen on a map than on the ground”. The M23 road, a significant area of woodland and an area of open space were all said to provide visual separation, and development to the east of the appeal site was judged to .....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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