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Appeal: Localised landscape impact does not preclude Kent homes


The development of 30 homes has been approved for the village of Yalding in Kent after an inspector judged that the limited landscape impact of the scheme was outweighed by its benefits to housing supply in the area.

Inspector L Gibbons noted that the site is located within a ‘special landscape area’ as set out in a saved policy from the Maidstone Wide Local Borough Plan 2000, and agreed that the site makes a positive contribution to the immediate character and appearance of the area.

The site, which lies outside of the settlement limits for Yalding, was also noted to be an integral part o.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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