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Appeal: Javid overrules inspector to block 760 homes in Berkshire

Sajid Javid

Sajid Javid has overruled an inspector’s decision to approve two appeals for schemes totalling 760 homes in Thatcham, west Berkshire, finding ‘insufficient evidence’ that the delivery of housing in the area is under threat.

Javid concurrently recovered two appeals relating to two sites about two miles apart on the outskirts of Thatcham, a Berkshire town west of Reading. The first proposed 495 homes, along with a primary school and public space, and the second proposed a further 265 homes, as well as a doctor’s surgery and various outdoor facilities.

West Berkshire Council opposed the schemes on the gro.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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