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Appeal: Javid blocks houses and surgery to preserve listed building’s setting

Business secretary Sajid Javid

Secretary of state Sajid Javid has upheld an inspector's decision to refuse plans for 36 houses and a doctor’s surgery in Gloucestershire to preserve the setting of a grade II* listed early 18th century gazebo building.

Javid noted that the appeal site is outside the boundary of the nearest settlement, the village of Eastington, where development is not allowed according to local housing policy. He agreed with inspector Julia Gregory's assessment that no exceptional circumstances existed to override this policy. Despite stating that housing provision carries “significant weight”, he noted Strou.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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