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Appeal: Jenrick approves major urban extension despite bat concerns

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The housing secretary has approved controversial plans for a 1,200-home urban extension to Newton Abbot in Devon, despite the efforts of a local opposition group that won three seats on the area’s district council.

LOCATIONNewton AbbotAUTHORITYTeignbridge District CouncilINSPECTORFrances MahoneyPROCEDURERecovered appealDECISIONAllowedREFERENCEAPP/P1133/W/18/3205558In 2017, a hybrid application for a major urban extension to Newton Abbot was submitted by a family that had farmed in the area for more than 90 years. The application sought outline permission for up to 1,210 homes, 12,650 square metres of........
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