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Appeal: Second chance for developer’s 800-home recovered scheme

Sajid Javid

Despite his inspector’s recommendation to refuse permission, Sajid Javid has allowed the developer of a proposed 800-home scheme in Kent six weeks to address affordable housing and infrastructure problems through a revised planning obligation.

The appeal concerned 44 hectares of mostly agricultural land near Herne, a village nine kilometres north of Canterbury. The site is identified for development in the emerging Canterbury District Local Plan.The appellant sought outline permission for a “mixed-use neighbourhood” of up to 800 homes, following the demolition of three existing homes and the conversion of a lagoon to........
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