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Council applies for High Court review of Little Sparrows development decision

On 25 June 2021, the Planning Inspector granted permission on appeal for a continuing care retirement community care village at Little Sparrows, Sonning Common.   South Oxfordshire District Council had previously refused permission for this development due to the potential impact on the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.    

Following legal advice, and after consultation with the Leader of South Oxfordshire District Council and the Chair of the Planning Committee, the district council considers that there are sufficient grounds to challenge the Planning Inspector’s decision and has therefore made an application to the High Court for a review.