Why owners of this new home won a case against the council over noisy traffic

The home is just metres away from the A446
The new build house can be seen to the immediate right of the image, with their garden fence right beside the road (Image credit: Google Maps)

A couple who bought a new build next to a dual carriageway has won a case against the local planning authority for granting permission for their house to be built.

Jackie McCormack and her husband James completed on the purchase of the three-bed new build in Coleshill, a small town in Warwickshire close to the city of Birmingham, in February 2021.

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