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20/09/2016

Appeal: Javid blocks 70 homes for East Sussex

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Communities secretary Sajid Javid has backed an inspector’s decision to refuse permission for 70 dwellings in Ringmer, East Sussex, after agreeing that the benefits of the housing provision did not outweigh harm to the landscape and erosion of the separation between settlements, especially in light of Lewes District Council’s up to date housing supply.

Javid noted that the appeal site lies outside of the settlement boundary for Ringmer as defined within the Local Plan, and that both the council’s Joint Core Strategy (JCS) and the Ringmer Neighbourhood Plan (RNP) allocate the entire appeal site for sport and recreational use. While some sports facilities are detailed in the proposal, including tennis courts and a playing pitch, the resid.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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