The secretary of state agreed with his inspector’s recommendation and allowed an appeal recovered for his own decision, granting outline permission for 108 houses outside a Sussex village.

Inspector: Julia Gregory; Inquiry

Source: Planning Resource, 13 October 2017

Local Comment: This situation illustrates the vital importance of knowing how many homes, and of what type, will be required for the Birkenhead & Tranmere Neighbourhood Area before we draw up any housing policies for our neighbourhood plan. – Philip Barton