The first successful appeal against a refusal of planning permission in the York Green Belt will see 8 additional homes built in Westview Close in Acomb.
The application, from Hogg builders, was originally rejected by the York Council.
Subsequently the Council published its, now infamous, draft Local Plan in April which sought to build on land previously recognised as being part of the Green Belt.
Now an Inspector has used that as an excuse to allow the Westview Close development to go ahead.
Labour also want to build on the adjacent land – the former Civil Service Sports Ground.
The ruling bodes ill for the future of the City.