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Appeal: ‘Idiosyncratic’ Keswick observatory tower would cause heritage harm

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An inspector has blocked plans to add an observatory tower to a grade II listed house in Keswick that would afford ‘unrivalled views’ of the Lake District, despite agreeing that the design was ‘deliberate, bold and idiosyncratic’.

LOCATIONKeswickAUTHORITYLake District National Park AuthorityINSPECTORAnthony J WhartonPROCEDUREWritten submissionsDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEAPP/Q9495/Y/19/3231825The appeal concerned a listed house in Keswick, a market town in the Lake District. The two-storey building, which dates from around 1840, is grade II listed and occupies a prominent position within the Keswick conservation area. ........
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