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Buckinghamshire scheme approved after local plan ruled out of date

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Communities secretary Greg Clark has backed an inspector’s decision to grant planning permission for a major development at Haddenham, Buckinghamshire after deciding the local plan was out of date.

The application by Lightwood Strategic Ltd comprised 350 properties, 45 of them retirement homes, and included garages, parking, roads, public space, a burial ground as well as a community sports facility.

Clark concluded that Aylesbury Vale local plan was out of date and the council was well short of the five-year housing supply as required under the National Planning Policy Framework.

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