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05/01/2018

Appeal: Technical breach of policy 'no justification to withhold permission'

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Plans to build 85 homes in Bedfordshire will go ahead, after an inspector ruled that the scheme would accord with the development plan 'when read as a whole', despite a 'technical breach' of the council's spatial policy.

The appeal relates to land beyond the settlement boundary of Potton, a town 11 miles from Bedford. The proposal, submitted by Gladman Developments, sought permission to build 85 homes on the site, of which 35 per cent would be affordable. It was turned down by Central Bedfordshire Council, leading to an inquiry run by Inspector C J A Parker.

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