Wait goes on for Backwell housing appeal decision as result is deferred again

PUBLISHED: 10:51 16 January 2018

Farleigh Fields where Charles Church wants to build 220 homes.

Farleigh Fields where Charles Church wants to build 220 homes.

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A planning appeal decision in Backwell which could have repercussions for neighbourhood plans across the country has been delayed again.

Backwell Parish Council and Backwell Residents’ Association spent more than £60,000 fighting a developer’s plans to build 220 homes on Farleigh Fields.

MORE: “The potential significance of these proposals for Backwell are enormous.

Part of the issue is the land was not marked for development in the parish council’s neighbourhood plan, which it was given £25,000 by the Government to create.

A decision on Farleigh Fields was expected from the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on Thursday, but this has been changed to February 15.

The final decision could have huge repercussions for neighbourhood plans across the country.

If the decision goes the developer’s way, it suggests policies laid out in neighbourhood plans can be ignored.

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