Biodiversity mitigation of impact in high quality landscape inadequately planned

In accepting the claim by an appellant that a development of 25 dwellings in the High Weald AONB in Sussex would not constitute major development for the purposes of paragraph 116 of the national planning policy framework, an inspector has nonetheless held that it would harm the quality of the landscape and fail to provide adequate mitigation in respect of the impact on the Ashdown Forest special protection area.

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