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Appeal: Housing policies' non-compliance with NPPF sees 300 homes approved for Kent


Cooper Estates has been given permission to develop 300 homes and 2.6 hectares of public open space in Edenbridge, Kent, after an inspector ruled that the inconsistency of Sevenoaks District Council’s Core Strategy (CS) with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) meant that the scheme could not be refused due to concerns over density.

Inspector Elizabeth Hill noted that the appeal site had been removed from the green belt in the 1990s, and has since largely been allocated for housing in the council’s Allocations and Development Management Plan 2015 (ADMP). The ADMP also suggests that the site is able to provide roughly 276 units at a density of 30 dwellings per hectare (dph).

The appeal scheme called for about 36 dph.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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