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Appeal: ‘No public benefit’ to conservation area home

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An inspector has rejected a family’s plans to build a new home with ground-floor facilities for their disabled daughter, ruling that the scheme would bring no public benefit and therefore could not outweigh harm to the surrounding conservation area.

The site comprises “a small parcel of green space” in an otherwise terraced residential area, which forms part of the Whetley Grove Conservation Area in Bradford. According to a 2009 appraisal, the site “contributes vital greenery” to ”an area otherwise devoid of greenery”. The proposal would involve the construction of a two-storey house in one corner of the........
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