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Appeal: Reduced 216-home scheme would still harm ‘green wedge’

Whitwick / Geograph: 4454302

An inspector has rejected a 216-home scheme near Whitwick, Leicestershire, after deciding that it would cause permanent harm to a ‘green wedge‘, despite the appeal site occupying only 2.3 per cent of the protected rural area.

The site forms a small part of a much wider site that was subject to a major planning application in 2010. The proposal, for 1,420 homes and extensive accompanying infrastructure, was dismissed by the secretary of state in 2012, and then the High Court in 2013. The new proposal is for 216 homes, including considerable open space provision and national forest planting.

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