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Appeal: ‘Innovative tree house’ dwelling would harm sensitive landscape


Permission has been refused for a design-led dwelling described as a tree house in Maulden, Central Bedfordshire, despite the appellant arguing that the scheme would accord with paragraph 55 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

The appeal site is a 2.5 acre field that is accepted to be outside of any defined settlement limit and as such is not supported by the development plan. But the appellant argued that the scheme would meet paragraph 55 exception criteria based on the “exceptional quality or innovative nature of the design of the dwelling”.Inspector David Nicholson noted that the ‘tree house’ would comprise of........
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