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26/02/2021

Appeal: Ministerial statement does not justify unlimited working hours

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An inspector has refused to lift a condition limiting construction hours at a 250-home development near Maidstone, finding no evidence that it had ‘acted as a barrier’ to progress on the scheme during the Covid-19 pandemic.

LOCATIONStaplehurstAUTHORITYMaidstone Borough CouncilINSPECTORCullum J A ParkerPROCEDUREWritten submissionsDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEAPP/U2235/W/20/3255982In 2017, outline permission was granted to build 250 homes on the edge of Staplehurst, a large village near Maidstone, subject to a condition limiting delivery and construction hours to between 8am and 6pm on weekdays and between 9am and 1pm........
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