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Appeal: Javid allows sports pitch housing in revisited decision


Sajid Javid has approved plans for 142 homes on playing pitches leased to the University of Chester, after his predecessor Greg Clark’s 2016 decision to refuse permission primarily on flood risk grounds was quashed by the High Court.

The appeal related to a parcel of land in west Chester, less than a mile from the Welsh border, which is under lease to the University of Chester for use as sports pitches. The appellant, Bark Street Investments Ltd, sought permission to build 142 homes on the site in 2014.

Although it was originally narrowly backed by Cheshire West Council, the application was referred to the National Pl.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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