Precautionary approach prevents housing close to ancient monument

An outline scheme for 79 dwellings and an adjoining full proposal for the provision of associated open space both on agricultural land outside a Suffolk village have been refused for harm to the significance and setting of nearby heritage assets, the appearance and character of the area and the living conditions of future residents from noise and disturbance. The inspector took a precautionary approach and cited a lack of sufficient evidence to disprove some of the harm she identified.

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