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Appeal: Javid approves 200-home scheme after High Court quashes predecessor’s decision

Business secretary Sajid Javid

The communities secretary has approved 200 homes, 20 self-build plots, 37 retirement apartments and a community centre in the Forest of Dean, after the High Court quashed his predecessor Greg Clark’s 2015 decision to block the scheme.

Clark initially dismissed the scheme against the advice of his inspector, on the grounds that it conflicted with the local neighbourhood plan (NP), which was at the time incomplete. This decision was subsequently quashed by the High Court, leading to a re-opening of.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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