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24/04/2017

Appeal: Javid blocks 265-home scheme despite housing supply of under a year

Sajid Javid

Secretary of state Sajid Javid has overturned an inspector's decision to allow 265 homes in Essex, refusing to allow development in the green belt despite acknowledging that the housing supply in the area is as low as 0.4 years.

Javid agreed with almost all of inspector Paul Griffiths’ report. Like Griffiths, he noted that the development would cause “permanent and significant harm to the openness of the green belt”, in conflict with National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). He also agreed that various other concerns raised, including flood risk, highway safety and air quality did not weigh against t.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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