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Rural Lancashire looks set to be protected from almost 1,000 new homes

Plans for almost 1,000 new homes in rural Lancashire look set to be rejected following a recent landmark ruling on the county’s housing needs.

Applications for 974 new homes were poised to be rejected by councillors at a planning meeting at Preston City Council in February.

Local campaigners hope the move could signal the end of over-development in rural areas where infrastructure is struggling to keep up with a growing population. They objected to disruption to villages, as well as being preyed upon by developers deploying tactics designed to take advantage of a ruling that has left it largely powerless to refuse housing applications for the last two years.

Full article:

Lancashire Evening Post - Rural Lancashire looks set to be protected from almost 1,000 new homes following landmark ruling on housing needs

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