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Appeal: Neighbourhood plan conflict sees ‘sustainable’ housing development refused


Communities secretary Sajid Javid has supported an inspector’s decision to refuse permission for up to 350 homes and a local centre on land adjacent to the town of Devizes in Wiltshire, owing to conflict with the neighbourhood plan (NP), despite agreeing that the proposal could be regarded as sustainable development.

Wiltshire Council originally rejected the proposal by MacTaggart and Mickel for 350 homes, plus shops, open space and access roads in 2013. The secretary of state dismissed the appeal in October 2014, a decision later quashed by the High Court. Javid’s latest decision follows a fresh public inquiry.

Since the initial council refusal, new core policies have come into the development .....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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