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Appeal: Tilted balance not engaged despite housing shortfall, says Javid


Sajid Javid has refused permission for 212 homes on the site of a former munitions factory in Buckinghamshire, ruling that harm to green belt openness and the Chilterns AONB meant paragraph 14 of the NPPF was not engaged, despite a housing supply shortfall in the area.

The appeal site is formed of 10.3 hectares of land that lies within both the Metropolitan Green Belt and the Chilterns area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB). It was formerly the site of a Second World War munitions factory, which was demolished after permission was granted to replace it with four large data centres in 2008.The new proposal sought permission for an alternative development of........
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