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Appeal: Neighbourhood plan policy on unoccupied homes overruled

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An inspector has approved plans for four homes in Northumbria with no occupancy restriction, despite an emerging neighbourhood plan policy that requires all new homes to be 'principal residences'.

The appeal relates to a former community building in Beadnell, a village within the Northumbrian Coast AONB (area of outstanding natural beauty). The area's significance is drawn primarily from the natural coastline, and its architectural character is varied. The proposal sought permission to demolish the existing building and replace it with four new homes.

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