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Appeal: ‘Modern welfare facilities’ allowed for green belt gypsy site


A proposal to construct a building housing ‘modern welfare facilities’ including a toilet block, kitchen area and laundry room has been allowed at a gypsy site within the green belt of Woodford Green, London.

Inspector Karen Ridge accepted that by virtue of introducing a new built form, the proposal would harm the openness of the green belt. But she found that the limited size, volume and low-rise design of the building meant that this harm would only be limited in nature.

Ridge contended that the current showering and laundry facilities for the site, which houses four families with 16 childre.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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