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Appeal: House in green belt village would not be 'infill development’

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An inspector has blocked plans for a new home on a previously developed green belt site within a Cheshire village, ruling that it could not be considered ‘infill development’.

The appeal concerned a builder’s yard on the edge of Acton Bridge, a village 15 miles north-east of Chester that is washed over by the north-west green belt. The appellant sought permission to clear the site and build a new home under the exceptions to green belt development restrictions listed in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

Under NPPF paragraph 89, one of the exc.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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