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Appeal: ‘Personal benefits’ cannot justify live-work unit in conservation area


An inspector has refused permission for a live-work studio in an historic village near Stratford-upon-Avon, ruling that the scheme’s benefits would be mainly personal to the appellant.

LOCATIONPreston-on-StourAUTHORITYStratford-on-Avon CouncilINSPECTORR J JacksonPROCEDUREWrittens submissionsDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEAPP/J3720/W/16/3159415The appeal concerned an area of land in Preston-on-Stour, a village in Warwickshire. Having lived in the village for “many years”, the appellant sought permission to build a new “live-work” studio on the land. The........
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