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Appeal: Javid approves 203 homes despite harm to listed buildings

Sajid Javid

Sajid Javid has approved a 203-home scheme near Newton Abbot in Devon after agreeing with an inspector's judgement that the benefit of more housing would outweigh harm to two listed buildings, despite a 'healthy' housing supply in the area.

The proposal was originally blocked by Teignbridge District Council amid concerns about its impact on three heritage assets: the Grade I listed Parish Church of All Saints, Grade II listed Whitehill House, and a non-designated historic church path that bisects the site. The appeal was called in by the Secretary of State in July 2016.

Javid agreed with the inspector's assessment that t.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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