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Southwick housing scheme thrown out

July 31, 2017 9:56 AM

A plan by Redrow Homes to put a hundred houses on land south of Blind Lane and east of Wesley Lane has been refused by Wiltshire Council.

The reason for refusal was: "The proposed development is located outside of the identified village policy limits for the large village of Southwick and has not been brought forward through a Site Allocations DPD or a Neighbourhood Plan. In addition, the large scale nature of development is considered to be unacceptable and inappropriate on the outskirts of a large village which has a limited range of facilities. The proposal fails to promote a sustainable pattern of development and results in an unwarranted encroachment of the open countryside contrary to Core Policy 1, Core Policy 2 and Core Policy 29 of the Wiltshire Core Strategy and Paragraph 17 of the National Planning Policy Framework."

Details on WC planning website

The applicant now has the right to appeal to the government planning inspectorate.