ADVEARSE has welcomed the Supreme Court decision on 6 December 2017 which has refused permission to developers to build over 500 houses in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Kent. The case, brought by the Kent branch of CPRE (Campaign for the Preservation of Rural England) against Dover District Council, reiterates the basic principle that major developments should not be approved in AONBs unless exceptional circumstances exist and have been stipulated.
A spokesman for ADVEARSE commented – ‘There are many similarities in this case to the proposed development at Vearse Farm. We continue to argue that there is no justification for such a large development so close to the wonderful Jurassic Coast’.
ADVEARSE is in contact with other parties who are studying the Supreme Court judgment to identify its wider implications. The spokesman continued – ‘This has given a great boost to our campaign against Vearse Farm. Details of the latest steps of our campaign can be found on our website, through which we may also be contacted by the many people who since the granting of Outline Planning permission by WDDC have asked how they can help to stop the scheme.’
For further information contact Barry Bates – [email protected] 01308 425519.”