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Appeal: Unsecured planning obligation stalls extra care bungalows

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Plans to build 23 ‘extra care’ bungalows near Stratford-upon-Avon have been blocked after an inspector found no acceptable mechanism to secure a planning obligation for replacement open space, affordable housing, and care packages for future occupants.

The appeal site is part of the designated “public open space” for an extant permission of 125 homes near Bideford-upon-Avon, West Midlands. Stratford-upon-Avon District Council voiced concerns that the extra care scheme would result in loss of this open space, although the corresponding homes have not yet been built.

The appellant argued that a separate application to provide .....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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