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Appeal: Small housing contribution outweighs harm to Grade II* listed church

East Grinstead, Sussex

An inspector has allowed plans to build two apartments which would harm the setting of a Grade II* listed church, after ruling that the provision of housing, however small, in an area with a housing supply shortfall should carry most weight.

The apartments were proposed for a parcel of land in East Grinstead, West Sussex, close to the Grade II* listed Church of St Swithun's. Inspector Kevin Gleeson noted that according to the Planning Act of 1990, new developments must preserve the setting of listed buildings - a policy supported in the Mid Sussex Local Plan.

Gleeson observed the church's status as a local landmark fo.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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