Chinnor housing proposal rejected

Chinnor housing proposal rejected

A recent planning appeal decision for up to 150 dwellings on the northern edge of Chinnor has been refused by the planning inspector who presided over a recent planning inquiry.

The proposal was held to be harmful to the setting of the Chilterns AONB, with the inspector concluding that, “Although there would be no physical effects on the AONB itself, the perceptual sense of a settlement in harmony with its landscape surroundings, and the pre-eminence of the escarpment, would be seriously compromised”

Chilterns Conservation Board gave evidence at the inquiry and welcomes this decision. We also draw comfort from the fact that the inspector relied on our own position statement on the AONB setting and the AONB Management Plan, alongside other planning policies, when arriving at the conclusion that this would harm the AONB and must be rejected.

Read the full report here.

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