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Appeal: Oxfordshire homes allowed despite windfall site dispute


Wates Developments has been granted permission to develop 85 homes in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, despite contention over the relevance of a ring-fenced district in the county to South Oxfordshire Council’s ability to prove a five-year supply of housing land.

Inspector Philip Major noted that the appellant and council disagreed on several issues in relation to housing supply, including whether housing need is being met in the district, whether windfall sites such as the appeal site should be supported, and whether the site should also be released before the emerging Local Plan is finalised.The main issue of contention was the council’s ring-fencing........
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