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08/09/2017

Appeal: Housing shortfall need not always trigger NPPF tilted balance, says inspector

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An inspector has refused plans for 165 homes on greenfield land near Harrogate, after ruling that the ‘tilted balance’ of NPPF paragraph 14 should not automatically be engaged when there is a housing supply shortfall because housing need ‘does not always override other material considerations’.

The appeal was lodged by the Duchy of Lancaster, a private estate that manages land and other assets as sources of income for the British monarchy. The proposal sought outline permission to build 165 homes and a sports facility on greenfield land within the Duchy estate, west of central Harrogate. The scheme was blocked by Harrogate Borough Council, which argued that despite a housing land supp.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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