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08/12/2017

Appeal: Javid allows West Sussex homes after double High Court intervention

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Communities secretary Sajid Javid has approved 120 homes in West Sussex following a five-year legal dispute, after previous refusals by his predecessors Eric Pickles and Greg Clark were both quashed by the High Court.

The proposal, first submitted in 2012, sought permission for a mixed-use development comprising 120 homes, a community facility and care home, and office and retail space. Former communities secretary Eric Pickles recovered the scheme in 2013, refusing permission the following year because of conflict with the then-emerging Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common Neighbourhood Plan (NP). 

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