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Appeal: Housing need overrides development plan conflict in Wiltshire

Bradford on Avon

Spitfire Homes has been granted permission to develop 60 dwellings, 3,000 square metres of employment space and formal open space in Bradford on Avon after an inspector ruled that the scheme’s non-compliance with Wiltshire Council’s early stage Site Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD) should not impede creation of in-demand housing.

Inspector Michael Boniface noted that the council does not have a five-year supply of housing land, but that the Wiltshire Core Strategy (CS) indicates a provision of 595 dwellings at Bradford on Avon for the plan period.

As the site lies outside settlement boundaries, the limits to develop may only be altered through the council’s Site Allocations DPD and neighbourhood plan, both of wh.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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