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Appeal: Housing would ‘drive a coach and horses’ through NP process

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Plans for 35 homes on the edge of a Sussex village that were contrary to a just-adopted neighbourhood plan have been blocked by an inspector, who commented that allowing the appeal would ‘significantly undermine public trust in the planning system’.

LOCATIONHenfieldAUTHORITYHorsham District CouncilINSPECTORRobert ParkerPROCEDUREHearingDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEAPP/Z3825/W/20/3261401The appellant, Fairfax Acquisitions, sought permission to build 35 homes on the edge of Henfield, a village in Horsham, West Sussex. However, the scheme was contrary to the local district planning framework, as well as the village’s neighbourhood plan (NP),........
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