Kiln Farm proposal for 450 homes given the green light by Government following appeal (From Daily Echo)
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Kiln Farm proposal for 450 homes given the green light by Government following appeal
THE GOVERNMENT has granted planning permission for hundreds of homes on Kiln Farm.
The Department of Communities and Local Government gave David Wilson Homes Southern the green light for 450 homes on the site, north of Marnel Park in Popley.
The decision overrules Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council's decision in 2012 to refuse outline planning permission for 450 homes, and detailed planning permission for the first 200 homes.
The ruling follows a week long planning inquiry in May in front of Government planning inspector Ken Barton.
A report published by the DCLG on September 11 says that development can go ahead.
It reads: “The Inspector recommended that the appeals be allowed and planning permission granted, subject to conditions. For the reasons given below, the Secretary of State agrees with the Inspector's recommendations.”
The inquiry was launched after the developer challenged the borough council's ruling not to refuse planning permission.
Since the proposal was first unveiled in February last year David Wilson Homes' plan has drawn fierce criticism from residents in Popley, and neighbouring village Sherborne St John.
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