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Housing scheme in Wiltshire rejected over neighbourhood plan conflict

Tuesday, 01 October 2013

A proposal for up to 350 homes outside the town of Devizes in Wiltshire has been turned down over concerns the approval would undermine the creation of a local neighbourhood plan.

Developer Mactaggart and Mickel had applied for outline permission for the homes, a local retail centre, open space, access roads, cycleway and footpaths from Wiltshire County Council.

But a council planning report stated that the proposed site lies outside the limits of development LoD defined in the areas emerging core strategy planning document. Where this is the case, the report said, council policy is that housing outside the LoD should be brought forward "through community-led planning policy documents, including neighbourhood plans, or a subsequent development plan which identifies specific sites for development".

The report noted that a neighbourhood plan is currently being developed for the Devizes area."To approve an application for a major development of this number of houses in this location at this time would undermine this process," the report said.

No-one from Mactaggart and Mickel was available for comment at the time of going to press.

via Housing scheme in Wiltshire rejected over neighbourhood plan conflict.

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