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Appeal: Under-provision of affordable housing does not prevent housing approval

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An inspector has approved 138 houses for Newcastle-under-Lyme despite the scheme failing to meet the council’s requirement for affordable housing.

Inspector John Woolcock noted that Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council is unable to demonstrate a five-year supply of deliverable housing land by some way, and thus the presumption in favour of sustainable development is engaged.  

Although concerns were raised about the odour impact of the adjoining Walleys Quarry landfill, Woolcock said that given extant planning and pollutio.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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