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Appeal: Rural development allowed despite lack of allocation in local plan

Rural housing

An inspector has approved 76 homes for the village of North Leigh in Oxfordshire after ruling that their location is suitable to help meet housing need.

Inspector Richard Schofield noted that the appeal site lies outside of the village settlement boundary and is not allocated for housing development in the West Oxfordshire Local Plan 2011, nor is there any indicative level of housing provision for the village. But given West Oxfordshire District Council’s lack of a five-year housing supply, this policy conflict was accorded reduced weight.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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