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Appeal: ‘Care village’ would more than double population of existing settlement

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An inspector has refused plans for a ‘care village’ comprising 145 assisted living units near Beckford, a Worcestershire village with an existing population of just 260, because it would be harmful to the social infrastructure of the area.

The proposal sought permission to demolish an existing “intensive poultry unit”, building in its place 145 assisted living units around a central care building, with provision for a treatment room, dining area and kitchen, wellness suite, and administration offices. Following a six-day inquiry, inspector Kevin Gleeson found numerous serious issues with the proposal, foremost among t.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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