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03/04/2020

Appeal: Jenrick ignores local campaign by allowing 150-home scheme

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The housing secretary has granted the developer Gladman permission to build 150 homes on greenfield land at Long Melford, Suffolk, despite unanimous opposition from the council and a local protest group.

, who formed a protest group that was granted rule six status at the inquiry. They also raised £30,000 to fund legal costs in fighting the scheme.

Stone recommended the application for approval, advising that its benefits outweighed the “minor harm” he had identified.

In his own decision letter, housing secretary Robert Jenrick agreed that the appellant had demonstrated a specific.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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