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Called-in: James overrules inspector to block homes near floodplain

Julie James / Welsh National Assembly

The Welsh housing minister has rejected her inspector’s advice that ‘exceptional circumstances’ justified plans for 440 homes in an area of high flood risk near Pontypridd, citing the ‘precautionary approach’ advocated by national policy.

LOCATIONLlantwit FardreAUTHORITYRhondda Cynon Taf County Borough CouncilINSPECTORHywel Wyn JonesPROCEDURECalled-in decisionDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEqA1408568The appellant, South Wales housebuilder Llanmoor Development, sought outline permission to build up to 440 homes and a primary school near the village of Llantwit Fardre, south of Pontypridd. The site is close to two rivers, and parts........
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