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Approval given for 500 houses to be built in a small village on the Green Belt.

A sobering story about Burley-in-Wharfedale in Yorkshire.

Bottomline: Approval given for 500 houses to be built in a small village on the Green Belt.

How did this happen?

The Council’s housing land supply was under 2 years, so the Secretary of State accepted that the delivery of new housing should attract “very substantial weight”.

Read the full story:

Notes from the Green Belt: what’s so very special about Burley-in-Wharfedale?

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