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Environmental decision favors controversial housing plan

The state’s top environmental official recently cleared a hurdle for a controversial housing proposal in north Woburn that is opposed by neighbors, even as the property owner seeks to overturn the zoning board’s rejection of the plan.

Richard K. Sullivan Jr., state secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs, said the Ledges at Woburn does not require an environmental impact report, finding that the environmental notification form submitted for the project offered the necessary information.

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