Planning appeal

From left, Southampton City Council leader Simon Letts, Portsmouth City Council leader Donna Jones, and Isle of Wight Council leader Jonathan Bacon sign the formal application for a Solent Combined Authority in 2016

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THE government will decide whether to allow a controversial development in Clanfield.

Linden Homes has applied to the Secretary of State to demolish of 135 Drift Road, Clanfield, and the building of a replacement bungalow and up to 11 houses at the back.

The appeal follows a refusal by East Hampshire District Council. The authority had concerns over lack of affordable housing and the location of the plans.