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(1) Residential development in Local Centres and Villages without development boundaries will be supported on allocated sites and where:

(a) the site is located within the principal built form of the settlement and is not protected for any other use; or

(b) the site is well related to the main built form of the settlement and provides an affordable housing focused development in accordance with Policy ST19.

(2) Subject to the above qualification development proposals should:

(a) not harm the settlement’s rural character, setting, form or the surrounding countryside;

(b) be proportionate to the settlement’s size, form and level of facilities available in the Local Centre or Village; and

(c) conserve the special landscape character and qualities of areas designated for their local, national or international importance including the setting of Exmoor National Park.

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