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22/02/2017

Appeal: Housing development would damage 'green gap' between communities

An inspector has refused plans for up to 276 homes in Essex, as the development would close the 'green gap' between two 'separate and distinct communities'.

The communities of Clacton-on-Sea and Jaywick are separated by an area of green space. Tendring District Council policy demands the maintenance of a 'clear separation' between the communities 'to safeguard their separate identities and character'. Although not 'a particularly noteworthy landscape', the space's openness and rural nature make it crucial to the........
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