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07/05/2021

Appeal: Jenrick rejects calls for more stringent emissions conditions

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The housing secretary has rejected Swale Borough Council’s attempts to impose stringent carbon reduction conditions on plans for 675 homes at Sittingbourne, Kent, ruling that the conditions were not reasonable because they ‘went beyond current and emerging national policy’.

LOCATIONSittingbourneAUTHORITYSwale Borough CouncilINSPECTORS R G BairdPROCEDURERecovered appealDECISIONAllowedREFERENCEAPP/V2255/W/19/3233606In October 2017, landowners Quinn Estates and Mulberry Estates submitted a hybrid scheme seeking permission for a phased development of 675 homes on land west of Sittingbourne, Kent. Outline consent was sought for 595 homes, along with facilities........
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