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Appeal: Starter homes judged not to be deliverable


Fifty-one first-time buyer/shared equity homes have been refused at Witney in Oxfordshire, after an inspector ruled that the scheme would harm employment opportunities in the area and would not comply with the Starter Homes policy.

Inspector Karen Baker noted that the appeal site, as part of a larger site, currently benefits from outline planning permission for the erection of a number of offices, research labs and business and industrial units.

West Oxfordshire District Council expressed concerns that by reason of the location, density and scale of the proposal, the residential element proposed by the appellant wou.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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