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Appeal: New homes afforded little weight as five-year supply is proven

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A proposal for 26 homes in Wiltshire has been refused, after an inspector ruled that the benefit of new homes could not outweigh harm to the nearby conservation area because a five-year supply of housing could already be demonstrated.

The appeal site lies adjacent to the village of Hilperton, designated a 'large village' in the Wiltshire Core Strategy. In settlements of this type, development is limited to schemes that are required to fulfil unmet local housing need. 

The appellant disputed Wiltshire Council's housing supply estimate of 5.16 years, doubting the deliverability of some of its schemes and.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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