Suburban style housing estate conflicts with village layout

Two appeals involving between 23 or up to 33 dwellings on a site in Surrey and adjacent to a village conservation area would cerate a development which would have a suburban appearance out of character with the locality, an inspector has decided.

The site lay beyond the settlement limits of the village and comprised a large open field, the inspector observed. Even the smaller scheme would result in development on the majority of the site as opposed to just the frontage which was the established character and grain of development in the area. It would involve a considerable increase in the number of houses in the village which would be at odds with the eclectic mix of well designed historic houses, resulting in a suburban addition which would be at odds with the prevailing styles and character.

Inspector: Louise Crosby; Hearing

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