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Appeal: Housing sustainability outweighs ‘severe’ traffic impact


Permission has been approved for two buildings comprising 62 flats, plus a community/arts/food and drink facility in Farnborough, Hampshire, after an inspector concluded that the potential for the development to result in ‘severe’ traffic conditions could be suitably mitigated by a highway solution.

Inspector JS Nixon noted that Rushmoor Borough Council, relying on evidence from the Local Highway Authority, had argued that the proposal would result in a “doubling of delay” on the local road network when taken into account alongside the background traffic predicted for the design year, which would constitute “residual severity”.While the appellant argued that changes to the markings and........
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