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Appeal: Housing secretary approves 800 homes at Birmingham windfall site

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The housing secretary has allowed a major housing scheme on land not allocated for housing in the recently adopted Birmingham Development Plan, dismissing concerns that the decision would 'undermine public confidence in planning'.

LOCATIONNorthfieldAUTHORITYBirmingham City CouncilINSPECTORPaul SingletonPROCEDURERecovered appealDECISIONAllowedREFERENCEAPP/P4605/W/18/3192918The appeal concerned just over 32 hectares of land in Northfield, Birmingham, that was formerly used as a golf course but has been vacant since 2016. The appellant, developer Bloor Homes, sought permission to build 950 homes on the site, later revised........
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