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Farm homes plan goes ahead

PLANS to build more than 200 homes at a Coalpit Heath farm have been approved, over a series of objections from neighbours.

Barratt Homes has been given permission to build 204 houses, with a further 11 self-build homes also in the pipeline at on land east of Park Lane next to Woodlands Farm, which was once home to author Dick King-Smith.

Objections were raised over road safety, a lack of local infrastructure, loss of green land and the impact on wildlife, as well as concerns that a path leading into the site could become a “hotspot” for antisocial behaviour.

But the housebuilder had already won an appeal over South Gloucestershire Council’s refusal of its outline proposals and the authority has now given the developer the green light.

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