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Appeal: Javid approves agriculture-to-burial grounds change of use

Sajid Javid

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has supported an inspector’s decision and allowed the change of use of agricultural land in Maylands Fields, Romford, to an Islamic burial site, despite the site’s location within the green belt.

Both main parties accepted that the proposed development would be inappropriate within the green belt. Javid added that while the change of use from agriculture to cemetery accords with council policy DC45, which details the limitations to land use within the green belt, he agrees with the inspector’s conclusion that this was based on guidance which has been superseded by the National........
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