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In qualifying Rural Settlements, proposals for local occupancy dwellings to meet a locally identified housing need will be supported where:

(a) the development site forms part of a small closely grouped or contiguous built form of housing that is physically separate from urban areas of other defined settlements;

(b) the scale is proportionate to the settlement’s size, form and character;

(c) the site is within or directly adjoining the built form of the settlement;

(d) the size of the dwellings are no larger than can be justified by the established need;

(e) it would not harm the settlement’s rural character and setting; and

(f) secure arrangements are made to ensure the dwellings remain available to meet the locally identified housing needs of the local community both initially and in the long term provided the need exists.

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