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15/05/2020

Appeal: Jenrick blocks 516 homes next to ‘irreplaceable’ bog

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Major housing plans for land next to a site of special scientific interest that were opposed by a cross-party group of MPs and Sir David Attenborough have been rejected by the housing secretary Robert Jenrick.

LOCATIONWoodthorpeAUTHORITYCity of York CouncilINSPECTORP W ClarkPROCEDURERecovered appealDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEAPP/C2741/W/19/3233973The appeal concerned 40 hectares of green belt land near Woodthorpe, York. The site was bound to the south by the boundary of Askham Bog, a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) described by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust as “a remarkable survivor of the........
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