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Secretary of State to decide planning appeal into rejected proposals for 150 homes in Long Melford




The Save Our Skylark Fields (SOS) campaign led a protest march through Long Melford to raise awareness for the upcoming planning inquiry into an application for 150 homes on land off Station Road...Pictured: Gary and Louie (10) Evans...PICTURE: Mecha Morton... (13022038)
The Save Our Skylark Fields (SOS) campaign led a protest march through Long Melford to raise awareness for the upcoming planning inquiry into an application for 150 homes on land off Station Road...Pictured: Gary and Louie (10) Evans...PICTURE: Mecha Morton... (13022038)

An appeal into controversial housing plans in Long Melford will be determined by the Secretary of State, it emerged this week.

The planning inquiry into a rejected application to build 150 homes off Station Road began on Tuesday morning, with evidence for and against the proposals being given at AFC Sudbury.

But a letter written to Babergh District Council by the Planning Inspectorate, seen by the Free Press, stated the Secretary of State has directed that he will decide the appeal, instead of the inspector.

This means the inspector, rather than making the decision, will write a report and recommendation, to be forwarded to the Secretary of State.

The letter reads: “The reason for this direction is the appeal involves proposals for development of over 150 units or on sites of over five hectares, which would significantly impact on the Government’s objective to secure a better balance between housing demand and supply and create high-quality, sustainable, mixed and inclusive communities.”

The hearing continues today and tomorrow, and is expected to conclude at the start of next week.



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