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Appeal: Housing need outweighs settlement hierarchy of challenged core strategy

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Permission has been granted for 118 homes, including 35 affordable units, outside of the settlement limits of an ‘infill’ village in North Somerset, after North Somerset Council failed to demonstrate a five-year housing supply.

The council had refused the appeal because it did not fit with the settlement hierarchy of its core strategy, arguing that the village of Sandford had insufficient facilities and services to support the development. But Inspector David Richards said that in light of a legal challenge over the scale of new housing, which had resulting in relevant policies being remitted, the development plan sho.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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