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Victory for the greenbelt over plans for development in village

PUBLISHED: 10:02 15 September 2015 | UPDATED: 10:03 15 September 2015

Green belt land

Green belt land

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An attempt to build on greenfield land just outside a Gravesham village has been thwarted once and for all in court.

An attempt to build on greenfield land just outside a Gravesham village has been thwarted once and for all in court.

Developer Julian Wood appealed after Gravesham Borough Council refused to let him build a house next to the See-Ho pub in Peartree Lane, just outside Shorne.

The council said the two-storey house would spoil the green belt around the village – and planning inspector Cullum Parker agreed, dismissing Mr Wood’s appeal.

He said the development would not only go against the council’s own stated policy of protecting the green belt, but against national planning policy.

Council leader John Cubitt said: “We are determined to defend the green belt robustly.”

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