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Land to the East of St Edmunds Lane, Great Dunmow, Uttlesford District

DATE: 26 Nov 2014

This was a four-day inquiry into proposed 22 dwelling custom/self build home development. It is the first planning appeal to test the policy relating to custom/self-build homes in NPPF para. 50 (which requires local planning authorities to plan positively for custom/self-build homes) and the October 2014 DCLG Consultation Paper Right to Build: Supporting custom and self-build which seeks the provision of 100,000 such units within the next decade. On 15 May 2015 the Inspector published her decision allowing the appeal.

Charles Banner appeared for the Appellant, the Saint Edmunds Lane Partnership, instructed by Iceni Projects.