PERMISSION to build houses on a farm in the Green Belt was refused at a meeting last night (Wednesday).

Developer Mark Swan applied for permission to build the four homes at Blunts Farm, Theydon Bois, and council planners had said he should be given permission.

But after 32 letters of objection from people in the village, the plans were referred to Epping Forest District Council’s east area planning committee.

Councillors voted to refuse permission for the development because of worries over the Green Belt and the location.

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