Mereham Has Been Turned Down!
The decision was published on the 28th August 2008, with the following summary:
Inspectors recommendation and summary of the decision
3. The Inspector recommended that all three appeals are dismissed, that planning permission for Appeals A and B is refused and that a lawful development certificate is not issued for Appeal C. For the reasons set out below, the Secretary of State agrees with the Inspectors conclusions, except where stated, and agrees with his recommendations. A copy of the Inspectors report (IR) is enclosed. All references to paragraph numbers, unless otherwise stated, are to that report.
Matters arising after the close of the Inquiry
More details and the full inspectors report can be found by clicking here
A big thank you to all those involved in the appeal - including our local District and County Councils.
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BBC News - New town proposals are rejected
The developers? Well, they have nothing to say...but from hearing their repetitive and empty 'arguments' during the public inquiry, we knew that anyway.