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19/03/2021

Appeal: Housing secretary awards costs after approving 625-home scheme

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Robert Jenrick / Chris McAndrew

Robert Jenrick has ordered both Herefordshire Council and Ledbury Town Council to pay partial costs to developer Bloor Homes for unreasonable behaviour, after approving its plans to build 625 homes near the town's listed Victorian viaduct.

LOCATIONLedburyAUTHORITYHerefordshire CouncilINSPECTORLesley CoffeyPROCEDURERecovered appealDECISIONAllowedREFERENCEAPP/W1850/W/20/3244410The appeal concerned two parcels of land on the edge of Ledbury, the Herefordshire market town, close to its grade II listed viaduct, which is maintained by Network Rail.In June 2018, developer Bloor homes sought permission to build 625 houses and 2.9........
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