Council cleared of maladministration charge over 350-home development approval

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Local Government and also in Development, Housing

The Local Government Ombudsman has exonerated Stockton Council of any wrongdoing in approving plans to build up to 350 houses on farmland in Yarm. The council’s Planning Committee granted outline planning permission – subject to the completion of a legal agreement and planning conditions – for the development at Morley Carr Farm in August last year. However, the Morley Carr Farm Action Group objected to the decision and made a complaint through the council’s corporate compla...

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