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01/09/2017

Appeal: Javid approves 560-home scheme despite local plan conflict

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Sajid Javid has granted permission for a scheme involving 560 homes and 110 extra care and assisted living units near Felixstowe, Suffolk, despite its conflict with the local development plan. A housing supply shortfall of at least 1.5 years was key to the decision.

The proposal, submitted in March 2015, was recovered by the communities secretary last year. It was originally refused by Suffolk Coastal District Council because it conflicted with development plan policies that seek to prevent countryside development. 

In order to calculate the weight that should be afforded to these policies, inspector Clive Hughes – reporting on behalf of J.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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