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Appeal: ‘Holiday lodge park’ poses threat to protected species


The change of use of an area of coniferous woodland in the Derwent Valley World Heritage Site to a ‘holiday lodge park’ has been refused, as an inspector found that the scheme presented a risk to white-clawed crayfish, great crested newts and badgers.

Inspector Melvyn Middleton noted that the National Planning Policy Framework broadly supports economic growth in rural areas. The appeal scheme, submitted by East Midlands Land and Property Ltd, would complement this policy by providing jobs and income throughout the development and operational stages. He also noted support from local tourism organisations and accepted the need to improve touri.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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