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08/05/2017

Appeal: ‘Grasscrete’ car park for nursing home allowed in ‘green wedge’

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An inspector has approved a 50-vehicle car park at a care home near Swansea, ruling that although the car park’s ‘grasscrete’ material would not mitigate its harm to the green wedge, the urgent need for more parking constituted “very special circumstances”.

The appeal site is a patch of open land near a large care home in Swansea. It falls within a green wedge area designated by Swansea Council, where development is not allowed unless it would maintain the openness of the area.

The care home provides accommodation for 237 residents and employs 270 staff across two buildings, with an average of 215 vehicles arriving and leaving each day. A pr.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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